The Murdoch Drive Connection

9 March 2018

A concept design for the Murdoch Drive Connection was announced by the Minister of Transport.

The City has serious concerns with the approved design, viewing it as a sub-optimal outcome for the impacted City of Melville residents, with major departures and disadvantages from the Main Roads Preferred Concept (option 2).

While reiterating its in-principle support for the construction of the Murdoch Drive Connection to Roe Highway to alleviate congestion in the area and improve access to the Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct, the City has a number of key concerns with the final concept.

Residents in and around Murdoch, Bull Creek, Bateman, Kardinya or Winthrop and in particular Leeming may be impacted by the following:

  • In excess of a four-fold increase in traffic volumes on Murdoch Drive, from the current 11,600 vehicles per day (vpd) to 47,000 vpd by 2021
  • No direct access to/from Farrington Road from Roe Highway
  • No direct access to Murdoch Drive from Farrington Road
  • Restricted access to Bramanti Road where the City of Melville's Operations Centre, a key service facility for the community is located.

More information can be viewed at

City of Melville Recommended Changes

City of Melville Recommended Changes

For more project information visit the Main Roads WA Murdoch Drive Connection project page, phone 138 138 or email

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