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.

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.

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.


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
Last Updated: 19 March 2018