PERTH’S future health and knowledge hub will begin taking shape by the end of the year with the State Government today releasing the first three plots of land in the Murdoch Specialised Activity Centre.
Lands Minister Terry Redman said a range of businesses had expressed interest in developing or occupying the lots, which surround Fiona Stanley Hospital and are planned to provide a collaborative environment for research and development and services in the health and education sectors.
More than 30 developers, health-related businesses and other proponents have already registered their interest.
Mr Redman said the Stage 1A release included three lots, ranging in size from 2966sq m to 5965sq m, and presented an opportunity for land uses that were health and education-related, as well as commercial, retail and residential apartments.
“We are targeting medical research and commercial activities, health tourism, consulting suites, clinics, community health and medical research facilities, education services and other complementary industries,” he said.
When completed, it is estimated the hub will deliver 400 residences, 33,000sq m of commercial space, 35,000 jobs and facilities for up to 44,000 students.
“The precinct is one of many State Government projects supporting Perth’s growing population through the delivery of diverse urban housing choices connected to job opportunities and essential infrastructure,” Mr Redman said.
Preliminary stage one works are expected to begin by the end of the year.