Pharisianne Lucas
District Administrator

The conception of Ile Perseverance came when the Government of Seychelles assessed that Mahe the main island which is home to around 76 000 people roughly 91% of the total population of the country was being exhausted with the availability of land for housing and business needs.

All started in 2002 when a team of experts was formed in the Ministry of Land Use and Habitat to identify the theoretical structure and propose a development plan for the new settlement. As complex as the project would be, it was clearly evident from the start that this will not only be a housing project but a compoundself contained urban community whose character and content are to be distinct in function of defined and agreed objectives . There was the utmost necessity to set up planning criteria and develop a planning methodology which would make the new settlement a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.

The design of Ile Perseverance is based on a concept of urban village with clusters of low density neighborhoods units formed around open courtyards which are mini centers of social interaction, play ground and recreation.


Number of households: 505

Services offered in the District Administration Offices:
Opening hours: 9.00am to 3.00pm