Now and Into the Future

At the centre of the Peel region and within an hour south of Perth, the Shire of Murray boasts thousands of square kilometres of natural beauty.

Bounded by the idyllic shores of Herron Point in the west, the adventure town of Dwellingup in the east and the equestrian playgrounds of North Dandalup and Coolup to the north and south respectively, the district offers an abundance of leisure opportunities as well as a diverse range of land use options.

Murray is home to enticing residential estates ranging from urban hubs and canal living to rural residential, offering a relaxed country lifestyle with convenient transport links to the freeway and several large urban centres.

As a rapidly evolving shire servicing the diverse social and economic needs of a growing community, Murray is grounded by its history and rural charm which guides its development.

Smart planning and a focus on broadening our shire’s economic base are opening up significant opportunities for tourism, commercial investment, employment and education.

The long-term vision for Murray is to create a district distinctive by its creativity, liveliness, activity and vibrancy, attracting new investment, seizing opportunities to develop and expand its business sector and encouraging innovation and collaboration, while providing an enticing array of lifestyle attractions.

The Shire of Murray is excited about its future.

Shire of Murray Boundary Map

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Location

Proximity to urban centres:

  • 85km south of Perth
  • 20kms east of Mandurah
  • 100kms North of Bunbury

Located in the Peel Region and bounded by:

  • North: Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and City of Rockingham
  • East: Shire of Boddington
  • South : Shire of Waroona to the South
  • West: City of Mandurah to the west

Transport

Murray is serviced by the:

  • Kwinana Freeway
  • Forrest Highway
  • South Western Highway
  • Perth-Bunbury railway line

Population

  • 2021: 18.336
  • Forecast to 2051: 70,913

Total Area

  • 1,821km2

Suburbs

  • Banksiadale
  • Barragup
  • Birchmont
  • Blythewood
  • Coolup
  • Dwellingup
  • Etmilyn
  • Fairbridge
  • Furnissdale
  • Holyoake
  • Inglehope
  • Marrinup
  • Meelon
  • Myara
  • Nambeelup
  • Nirimba
  • North Dandalup
  • North Yunderup
  • Oakley
  • Pinjarra
  • Point Grey
  • Ravenswood
  • Solus
  • South Yunderup
  • Stake Hill
  • Teesdale
  • West Coolup
  • West Pinjarra
  • Whittaker

Features

  • Over 750kms of roads and 90kms of footpaths
  • Over 220ha of public parks and ovals
  • Over 45kms of canals and waterways
  • 9 boat ramps and public jetties

Main Land Uses

  • Agriculture
  • Industrial
  • Equine
  • Mining
  • Residential including rural lifestyle blocks and canal living