Lakes Bungana, Brearley and Brickworks

The Bungana, Brearley and Brickworks Lakes are found on the Maylands Peninsula, nearby the Swan River and approximately 5km east of Perth's CBD.


The lakes are old clay pits, previously used by the nearby Maylands Brickworks. Maylands Brickworks operated from 1927 to 1984, and is now a registered heritage site. Following the 1986 Meckering earthquake, some of the old brickworks structures were demolished and rubble was placed in these claypits. After the Brickworks closed, the lakes were modified as part of the Peninsula Estate residential development in the late 1990s.

As the lakes were once clay pits, they have environmental issues including:

  • Poor water quality
  • Algal blooms
  • Low oxygen levels
  • Nuisance levels of non-biting midge
  • A lack of native flora and fauna.
Brickworks Lake Brickworks Lake

What is being done?

The City of Bayswater is committed to improving the water quality, natural habitat and amenity around Maylands Lakes. For the latest information, visit the Maylands Lakes Water Quality and Amenity page on Engage Bayswater by clicking the button below.

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