What is the Murdoch Mixed Use Precinct (MUP)

Located 12 km south of Perth CBD, the 8 hectare Mixed Use Precinct (MUP) is strategically
located within walking distance of Fiona Stanley Hospital, St John of God Hospital, Murdoch University, Challenger TAFE and the Murdoch train and bus interchange, Murdoch has the potential to emerge as a new city centre for Perth’s southern corridor.

Murdoch MUP will provide diverse living, employment and retail opportunities for local residents and visitors including commercial office space, cafes, boutique retailers, residential apartments, ancillary health services, student accommodation and short-stay accommodation.


The Murdoch MUP will provide opportunities for the private sector to invest in the Murdoch area to bring complementary health, education and related services to those already provided by the major institutions.

First proposed during the planning for the Fiona Stanley Hospital, the development of this Precinct is supported by key Government and private Stakeholders in the Murdoch area including the City of Melville.

The land infrastructure and public spaces will be developed on behalf of Government by LandCorp with future private sector developers to build diverse, higher density, mixed use buildings on the created lots in accordance with a project Structure Plan and Design Guidelines. 

The precinct will help reduce car dependence by providing excellent access to the nearby Murdoch bus and train interchange, promote walking and cycling, with safe pedestrian links and bicycle pathways incorporated throughout Murdoch MUP.  Excellent bus connections will flow through the project’s ‘Main Street’ Barry Marshall Parade, which is planned to enable upgrading to rapid bus transit or light rail systems in the future.

Why is Murdoch MUP being developed?

The 8 hectare mixed use precinct will help drive furthr development in the wider Murdoch Activity Centre (MAC).

Land for future hospital and university uses at the Murdoch Activity Centre was first reserved in the Metropolitan Region Scheme in 1968.  In 2004 the Reid Report to government recommended
that a major new tertiary hospital, the Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) be constructed
at Murdoch. 

The need for an associated mixed use precinct linking the FSH and the Murdoch Bus-Rail Interchange was identified in the MAC Structure Plan in 2007.
 
A new transit station at Murdoch was opened in 2007 together with thecommencement of the construction of the FSH in 2009

The Murdoch MUP will also provide opportunities for support and ancillary business for the Fiona
Stanley and St John of God Hospital, its staff and visitors. 

The development is in response to the State Government’s planning strategy which aims to cleverly manage the future growth of Perth. Activity Centres such as Murdoch are a key part of the strategy by providing areas with higher density development, urban lifestyle options, job opportunities closer to where people live and centres that are well connected to the transport network.

When will construction begin?

Stage 1 construction is scheduled to begin in July 2016, with completion expected by early
2017. 

When can I purchase at Murdoch MUP?

Stage 1 of the Murdoch MUP will create larger urban lots for higher density building
development. 

LandCorp will market these lots to private sector developers and businesses to build in
accordance with a project Structure Plan and Design Guidelines.  It is anticipated LandCorp would release initial land to the market early 2017 identify the preferred developer(s) for the sites. 

The sale and purchase of the end product (apartments/commercial floor space, etc) will be determined by the selected developers rather than by LandCorp. 

How will traffic flow and parking be managed in and around Murdoch during construction?

With the high level of investment into the growth of the area there has been a number of significant construction projects undertaken in recent time.

  • Finalisation of the Kwinana freewayextension works including changes to the Park and Ride area by Main Roads.
  • Final construction of Fiona StanleyHospital.
  • St John of God’s construction of their new hospital facilities.
  • Main Roads WA upgrade to the Murdoch Drive and South Street intersection.
  • The upcoming LandCorp’s Murdoch MUP construction.

All of the above projects have required significant coordination between stakeholders and contractors to ensure that disruption to the transport network has been and will continue to be minimised.

LandCorp’s construction contractor will be required to prepare detailed traffic management
plans to ensure all construction activities minimise disruption to the adjacent transport network.

These management plans will cover access for cars, pedestrians and cyclists to the hospitals,
train station and other destinations adjacent to the Murdoch MUP.  The management plans will be reviewed by LandCorp and its consultant team and approved by the City of Melville. 

In addition extensive traffic studies have been undertaken by Main Roads, Department of Planning, LandCorp and other agencies to model the road network for the overall Murdoch Activity Centre. 

Like other major Activity Centres, some congestion will occur during peak periods. 

The Murdoch MUP is well connected to public transport alternatives and will add a relatively modest additional growth. 

In addition to this the Department of Planning has implemented a parking policy which governs the Murdoch Activity Centre. 

In addition extensive traffic studies have been undertaken by Main Roads, Department of Planning, LandCorp and other agencies to model the road network for the overall Murdoch
Activity Centre.  Like other major Activity Centres, some congestion will occur during peak periods.  The Murdoch MUP is well connected to public transport alternatives and will add a relatively modest additional growth.  In addition to this the Department of Planning has implemented a parking policy which governs the Murdoch Activity Centre.

 

How much parking will be available at Murdoch train and bus interchange during or after construction of Murdoch MUP?

The public will continue to have access to 1,200 parking bays at the bus and train interchange during and after construction of Stage 1.

Will bus and train schedules change at Murdoch station during or after construction?

LandCorp is working closely with all stakeholders including the Public Transport Authority and Transperth to ensure bus and train services are not disrupted during the construction of Stage 1 of the Murdoch MUP. 

For more information on bus and train schedules please contact the Public TransportAuthority and Transperth.

How much public open space and what recreational facilities will be at Murdoch MUP?

At the heart of Murdoch MUP is a protected native bushland approximately 1 hectare in size, complemented by adjacent landscaped public spaces.


Throughout the precinct active and useable public open spaces will be created as hubs for people to gather and enjoy activities, events and for recreational purpose.

How will LandCorp manage noise works during construction?

LandCorp’s priority is to work closely with surrounding healthcare facilities, businesses and the community to ensure construction does not impact them or their operations.


A stakeholder construction liaison and management group will consider how construction
activities will impact the adjacent community and stakeholders.