West End and Fuel Jetty redevelopments underway

Path view of West End on Rottnest Island

West End and Fuel Jetty redevelopments underway

Work has begun on two major Rottnest Island infrastructure projects.

WA Tourism Minister Paul Papalia and Federal Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism Jonathon Duniam launched the projects today.

From a State Government investment of $16.2 million, the redevelopment of Rottnest’s Fuel Jetty will deliver additional power and water facilities, new finger jetties, improved refuelling/berthing for smaller vessels and an extended end platform.

Work will begin in April and steps will be taken to mitigate the impact on users caused by disruptions and inconvenience during the project.

And funded through the Commonwealth’s tourism icons project, the $1.92 million upgrade of the West End will provide new facilities for visitors, including shelters, seating, access pathways, viewing platforms and an ablution building.

A total of $17.2 million in Commonwealth funding will be spent on Rottnest over the next three years as part of its tourism icons program. Other identified projects will include:

  • $700,000 for new infrastructure at the Island’s premier swimming location The Basin, including a new shaded seating area, refurbished toilets, new beach showers and landscaping.
  • $2 million for the revitalisation of the Wadjemup Hill lighthouse vicinity, including a transport hub. The work will include a new shaded seating area and accommodation, including the upgrade of the Lighthouse Keepers’ House.
  • $600,000 for new wayfinding signage to help visitors navigate their way around the Island.