goolugatup Heathcote -

A creative urban village


GOOLUGATUP heathcote


The City of Melville is now conducting a Registration of Interest (ROI) for our largest Heathcote building – Dandalup Murray House. We are looking for creative activation that could include but is not limited to; arts or cultural organisations or individuals, workshops, health and well-bleing organisations aligning with the Heathcote Cultural Precinct (now Goolugatup Heathcote) vision and place plan 2016 - 2025

Please contact Goolugatup Heathcote for further information on 9364 5666 or via email

ROI CLOSES 14th Oct 5pm

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The Goolugatup Heathcote & Lower Lands in Applecross is a state heritage-listed site with a rich history and a variety of current uses.

The cliff-top site and its adjacent riverside Lower Lands are a well known and iconic Perth location that has the opportunity to become one of the most vibrant and active destinations on the Swan River.

The heritage Heathcote buildings and surrounding parkland already host cultural and commercial activities. A variety of indoor and outdoor spaces at Heathcote are being used for a Museum and Gallery, Restaurant, Markets, Art Studios, relaxation and passive recreation.

The current leasing opportunity is for Dandalup - Murray House at Goolugatup Heathcote, providing a great opportunity to create a diverse and unique mix of site uses that will attract visitors from across Perth metropolitan area and beyond.

Outdoor areas at Heathcote host music events, markets, celebrations and social gatherings for families and friends. The site features a renowned children’s playground and an established restaurant, both of which attract locals and visitors from across the metropolitan area.

Our goal is to secure long-term, short-term or temporary leases for this space in particular for cultural and commercial activities that will enable us to fulfill the exciting Goolugatup Heathcote Vision and Place Plan Project 2016-2025.

Note: Permanent food and beverage
opportunities are not being sought as
part of this ROI process.


Detailed information about the site can be obtained by undertaking a tour of
the site and its buildings by booking only.

Tour Dates -

  1. Tue 22nd Sept 9.30am

  2. Thurs 24th Sept 12.30pm

  3. Fri 25th Sept 3pm


please contact or (08) 9364 5666 to book a tour with the Gallery Curator.

14/10/20 –         ROI Closes

15-22/10/20 –   ROI Assessment (one week)


23/10/20-           Return feedback to applicants and ask for RFDP

23/11/20 –         RFDP closes

23-27/11/20 -     RFDP Assessment (one Week)

30/11/20 –       Successful applicants notified

New lease agreements available from 31st Jan 2021

BUILDING:Dandalup - Murray House 573m2 containing bathrooms, end of trip facilities, a kitchenette and kitchen area. Along with a number of rooms in various sizes to suit many
different functions.

The ROI is open to:

  • Emerging or experienced businesses and individuals capable of meeting/exceeding our site vision and objectives;

  • Arts, cultural and community activations which will provide diversity of uses to activate the precinct;

  •  Event specialists who are seeking to use unique spaces of varying scale and location and

  •  Individuals, organisations and businesses wanting to be a part of a growing, inclusive, creative community

You are invited to consider any of
the following opportunities:

  • Lease or hire of spaces within Dandalup - Murray House or outdoor spaces for non-retail purposes, or

  • Lease of spaces within buildings or outdoor spaces for retail purposes

  •  Management and/or long and short term leases of various spaces for events

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Crowd Gathering
Drawing Figures
Game Character Creation
Leg Injury
Yellow Fire Lanterns
Editorial Design