Work begins on WA's first Medihotel

30 October 2017

WA Government: Site work has begun on the first stage of the Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct (MHKP) which will include aged care beds, affordable housing and Western Australia's first Medihotel.

The 9.6-hectare site adjacent to Fiona Stanley Hospital will be developed in two stages over 10 to 15 years to become a major hub delivering jobs, new homes, and leading health and research facilities.

The Fini Group's plans for the first stage of the MHKP include 175 apartments, a 150-bed aged care facility, a 6,480 square metre super medical clinic, WA's first Medihotel, short-stay accommodation, and 6,080sqm of commercial, retail and amenity space.

It is envisaged the broader Murdoch Activity Centre will eventually be home to 35,000 jobs, 22,000 residents and up to 44,000 students.

Completion of stage one civil works is anticipated in mid-2018, while the Medihotel facility is expected to open its doors in 2021.

Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:

"The Medihotel is a specialist hotel designed to support patients discharged from hospital but who are still recovering, and will provide them with a comfortable, innovative and family friendly environment in which to receive ongoing care.

"It's a simple solution to free up expensive hospital beds so more patients can be treated and wait lists shortened.

"It was one of the McGowan Government's key election commitments to put patients first by freeing up hospital beds through Medihotels and creating more aged care places, and this goes toward delivering that pledge."

Comments attributed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:

"The start of site works on the Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct marks an exciting milestone in the development of what will be a significant new hub for homes and jobs in WA.

"The creation of the health and knowledge precinct in Murdoch, in a highly connected and knowledge-rich environment, ensures we're making the most of the established health, education and transport infrastructure.

"This major new precinct will be a key driver in creating jobs in WA, and together with the broader Murdoch Activity Centre will form a vibrant, smart and sustainable new community - a great example of what the McGowan Government is aiming for with its METRONET vision."




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