Perth Zoo Main Lake

The revitalisation of the Perth Zoo’s Main Lake into a feature amenity with enhanced environmental performance.

The Main Lake is one of the first features seen by visitors as they enter the gates of the Perth Zoo and its refurbishment has delivered a unique user experience with enhanced environmental benefits.

The constructed water body includes two islands, inhabited by Black and White Ruffed Lemurs and White-Cheeked Gibbons. It is bordered by wetlands vegetated with exotic plant species and includes a discovery trail.

JBA was engaged as the landscape architect to complete the concept designs of a new hydraulic system, constructed wetlands and intermediate filtration system for the Main Lake. Following the completion of the work, JBA completed the detailed design and acted as construction superintendent, assisting Zoo staff with contract administration of the project.

The Main Lake refurbishment was completed in mid 2019 and has become an important visitor attraction that naturally treats water, provides habitat and improves the visitor experience.


Perth Zoo

JBA Role

Landscape architect, water systems engineer


LIAWA Awards – TDL – Contractor Commercial Design & Construct up to $1M