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The Lakes is a locality in Western Australia within the Shire of Mundaring. It is located 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of the capital city of Perth at the junction of the Great Eastern Highway and the Great Southern Highway, and is the easternmost suburb within the Metropolitan Region Scheme. At the 2011 census, The Lakes had a population of 45.The main features of the community include a roadhouse and service station at the junction between the highways. It borders on the western ward of the Shire of Northam and the community of Woottating.
It is also the locality in which Buckeridge Group of Companies (BGC) have quarrying operations. BGC trucks carting material from the quarry use as their main route the Great Eastern Highway to various locations in the Perth metropolitan area, including the brick manufacturing location close to Perth Airport.From the junction it is possible to travel to Northam on the northern fork, or York on the southern fork.