Murdoch Drive Connection
The Murdoch Drive Connection forms part of a $2.3 billion package of road and rail infrastructure works, funded by the Australian ($1.6 billion) and State ($750 million) Governments, and announced by Premier Mark McGowan on 7 May 2017.
The $100 million project comprises the extension of Murdoch Drive south from Farrington Road to provide connections to Roe Highway and Kwinana Freeway. The project has been planned in various forms for more than 10 years and is required to reduce congestion, provide better access to Fiona Stanley Hospital and help the Murdoch Activity Centre (MAC) meet its economic potential as a major employment and research centre.
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.
Local access arrangements
A Frequently Asked Questions information sheet has been developed to provide more information on how the final design of the Murdoch Drive Connection effects local traffic and access arrangements.
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. View the documents here.