​Murdoch Drive Connection

An extension of Murdoch Drive south from Farrington Road to connect with Roe Highway and Kwinana Freeway makes up the $100m Murdoch Drive Connection Project.

The last ten years of planning will culminate in reduced congestion, improved access to Fiona Stanley Hospital and allow Murdoch Activity Centre (MAC) meet its economic potential as​ a major employment and research centre.

Latest news

Project newsletter - March 2018

March's newsletter provides an overview of the approved concept design, gives an update on construction activities and summarises feedback from recent project information displays. ​

Getting around - March 2018

These Getting Around Maps will help you to navigate your way around the changed road network. ​

Construction activities - March 2018

​Construction is underway in five key zones. Activity summaries for each area are summarised in the Construction Update.

Local access arrangements

Final design effects on local traffic and access arrangements are provided in the attached Frequently Asked Questions

​Community engagement - March 2018

Information Displays were held in February to provide more information to the community about the project’s approved concept design. Read more in the information sheet.

 For more information, please visit our Publications page.

 Scope of works

  • Murdoch Drive realigned and extended to Farrington Road.
  • A grade separation at Farrington Road and Murdoch Drive.
  • Extension of Murdoch Drive from Farrington Road to provide connectivity with Kwinana Freeway and Roe Highway.
  • A new roundabout on Bibra Drive, providing a connection to Murdoch Drive.
  • Bridge improvements over Kwinana Freeway.
  • New Principal Shared Path along the Kwinana Freeway.
  • Noise wall adjacent to residential properties.


We have developed a series of Environmental Management Plans​ which have been endorsed by the Office of the EPA, and met a strict environment assessment criteria. ​​



Image: Murdoch Drive Connection map


​Key benefits

  • Relieve peak time congestion on Murdoch Drive, South Street and Kwinana Freeway
  • Provide shorter, more predictable journey times for those who live and work in the Murdoch Precinct
  • Improve access to and from Fiona Stanley Hospital for visitors, patients and emergency vehicles
  • Support the ongoing development of the Murdoch Activity Centre as a major employment, education and research centre
  • Improve connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists between the end of Roe Highway and Farrington Road / Murdoch Drive
  • Complement other new road projects including Kwinana Freeway Northbound Widening from Russell Road and Roe Highway and the development of Perth’s first “Smart Freeway” between Roe Highway and the Narrows Bridge.


​Key dates

  • March 2018 - Site office due for completion
  • Mid 2018 - Bridge Over Kwinana Freeway commencing
  • Late 2018 - Bridge Over Farrington Road commencing
  • Late 2019 - Target completion of site work



Asbestos Management FAQ - May 2018

Finalised Concept Plan - January 2018

Proposed Concept Design - September 2017

For more information, please visit our Publications page.

Last Updated: 21 May 2018