Lathlain is predominately residential, but is also home to a number of small local centres, containing cafes, restaurants, retail and beauty salons. It is in a prime location, bounded by the Great Eastern Highway in the north, the Graham Farmer Freeway and Orrong Road in the east, Roberts Road and Miller Street in the south, and the railway line in the west.
The Lathlain Precinct has long been identified by the Town as an area for enhancement and revival. The Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Project is a major focus of the Town. The project will be delivered by the Town in partnership with the West Coast Eagles, the State Government, the Federal Government and the Perth Football Club. This partnership aims to set new standards in the delivery of active community recreation space and includes substantial long-term benefits to the people of the Town of Victoria Park and the broader community.
Lathlain, and all it has to offer, is in walking distance to Victoria Park Station and future upgrades to regional bicycle network ensuring excellent connectivity to the Burswood Peninsula and Perth CBD. Neighbouring Lathlain Place and Rayment Park have transformed in recent years to a highly desirable local centre.