A new city centre in Perth’s expanding southern corridor is set to provide new workplace, education and lifestyle opportunities for thousands of Western Australians.
Murdoch Activity Centre is a designated ‘Specialist Centre’ that will grow over the next decade to become one of the nation’s largest health and education precincts, supporting up to 35,000 jobs, 25,000 students and 4,000 new homes.
It will boast the highest employment levels of any centre outside of Perth’s CBD, thanks to its access to public transport and close links with premier healthcare and education facilities.
The site includes the Fiona Stanley and St John of God Hospitals, as well as Murdoch University, the Challenger Institute of Technology and the Murdoch Mixed Use Precinct.
This ambitious project is part of the State Government’s Directions 2031 and Beyond plan to manage growth in suburban Perth by creating well designed, connected Activity Centres where people want to work, live and play.
The Murdoch mixed use precinct (MUP) is a catalyst project for the greater Murdoch Activity Centre and will transform an under-utilised eight hectare pocket of land into a dynamic community.
Set around a one hectare conservation zone, the MUP is projected to provide 1,600 new home sites and around 4,300 jobs.
This fresh new urban centre will feature commercial businesses, retail outlets, ancillary health providers, education centres, residential apartments and short-stay accommodation facilities.
Workers, students and residents alike will enjoy the benefits of these new facilities, providing everything they need within one central location. In addition, improved access to public transport and a pedestrian-friendly design will help create a connected community, with a real sense of place.