Charities and NFPs to share in Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct benefits

Western Australian charities and not-for-profits will have the opportunity to join the $300 million Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct, through new tenancies being made available in a shared commercial space.
Organisations are being invited by Hesperia and The Leukaemia Foundation to express interest in long-term leases within the space, which will include shared meeting and boardrooms and a single reception area.
The space totals 1000 square metres, suitable for about about five organisations, with capacity to accommodate more. Tenancies in the space would offer big potential cost savings for selected organisations, along with access to a modern working environment and state-of-the-art facilities.
“The vision is to create a space where NFPs, charities and NGOs can reduce their overheads by operating on a smaller footprint…with the potential for further savings through other shared services,” Hesperia director Adrian Fini said.
“The organisations will still retain their right to design purpose-built fit-outs to suit their identity and achieve their operational requirements.”
Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct will include aged care, a hotel, short-stay accommodation, residential apartments, commercial offices, retail, food and beverage, medical suites, allied health and WA’s first medihotel.
Leukaemia Foundation chief executive Bill Petch said the innovative shared office concept, popularised in co-working hubs across the world, could help foster collaboration.
“There are many synergies and opportunities for not-for-profits, non-government organisations and charities to share ideas, develop new ways of working and learn from each other,” Mr Petch said.
“Any opportunity for charities to drive down costs and develop efficiencies means vital dollars can be saved and redirected into helping support the people who need it most.”