The Clayton precinct is located on the eastern edge of the Workshops precinct, south of the rail line and east of Centennial Place. There is a strong link between Midland city’s retail heart and the commercial zone of Clayton, with its large-scale shopping centre and prominent public services.
The intersection of Clayton and Lloyd Streets will become the main southern entry to Midland, once Lloyd Street is extended from Clayton Street to the Great Eastern Highway bypass, providing a direct link to Perth International Airport.
Perth’s premier bulky goods centre capitalises on the intersection's easy access and good exposure, providing a specific retail focus for the city centre and channelling movement back towards the primary retail strip along Lloyd Street.
The Clayton precinct features a number of landmark components including:
Western Australian Police Facility
The WA Police Operational Support Facility occupies a 17-hectare area within the precinct and houses some 650 police and support personnel. The Communications Centre, constructed in 2000, was the first building on the site. A forensic complex was later constructed alongside the centre. A Traffic Operations Facility was opened in 2009 and comprises three floors of angled steel and glass constructed inside the former Flanging Shop building.
Midland Public Hospital
The Midland Public Hospital is the first new hospital to be constructed in the region for 50 years . It is expected to generate strong activity in the precinct and significantly improving regional health services for private and public patients.
The hospital is located on an eight hectare site bordered by Clayton Street, Centennial Place and Lloyd Street in the heart of Midland town centre. It will back onto the existing railway line with links from the hospital to the Midland train/bus interchange and a new subway at Lloyd Street to improve access for pedestrians and vehicles.
Construction began in 2012, with the State and Federal governments partnering with St John of God Health Care to build and operate the jointly funded $360.2million, 307-bed public hospital. Additional private beds and supporting clinical facilities will also be developed by the private provider.
The hospital will have about 1,000 staff and will deliver cancer services, intensive care and high dependency care to Perth’s eastern suburbs for the first time. Other facilities include: emergency department;coronary care units; general surgery (including day surgery); obstetric services; general medical and geriatric services; paediatrics; mental health services; and ambulatory care services. Around 80 per cent of inpatient wards are single rooms.
The hospital will open in late 2015.