Planned Works & Service Improvements

A number of planned works and service improvements are taking place across Rottnest Island.

A range of projects are underway to refresh and revitalise Rottnest Island facilities. These works aim to enhance the visitor experience and to preserve the Island long term. 

Please refer back to this list for updates on planned works taking place and how they may impact your visit.

For further information on planning your visit to the Island, visit rottnestisland.com

Last reviewed: 13 October 2020


  • Fuel Jetty Reconstruction | May to November 2020



    Location: Fuel Jetty
    Commencing: 22 May 2020
    Completion: 30 November 2020

    Description: 

    Demolition of current timber structure and construction of new jetty. During the works period, access to the jetty (including fuelling, berthing and pen mooring) will be closed to all vessels. The closure covers all the waters enclosed within 10 metres of the jetty. Fuel services and potable water supplies will not be available from the jetty for the duration of the scheduled works. Potable water remains available from the Geordie Bay Jetty. Skippers of vessels travelling to the Island will need to ensure they have adequate fuel supplies for their entire journey to and from the Island for the duration of the project. 

  • Museum Refurbishment | June to December 2020



    Location: Museum
    Commencing: June 2020
    Completion: December 2020

    Description:

    Refurbishment works to be undertaken to upgrade and enhance the exhibition space. The Museum will be closed for the duration of the works.  There will be no access to the external garden space and pathway adjacent to the Museum, while the garden upgrade and enhancement works take place.

    Read more about this and other National Tourism Icons projects here.

  • Longreach Bay Borefield Upgrade | October 2020


    Location: Longreach Bay
    Commencing: 12 October 2020
    Completion: TBA

    Description: 

    The purpose of these works is to improve the security of the saline groundwater supply to the Desalination Plant. The works will include the refurbishment of Bore No 1, the construction of Bore No 8 and the new manifold along the borefield. 

    There may be noise disruption during the day from construction equipment along the Longreach pathway. The area will be fenced and there will be traffic management where required so pedestrians and cyclists may move safely around the area. 

  • West End Redevelopment Stage 1 | August to November 2020



    Location: West End
    Commencing: July 2020
    Completion: 11 November 2020

    Description:

    Stage 1: Construction of permanent public toilets. Some restrictions to site access. Temporary ablutions in place at West End for public use.

    Read more about this and other National Tourism Icons projects here.

  • West End Redevelopment Stage 2 | August to December 2020



    Location: West End
    Commencing: August 2020
    Completion: December 2020

    Description:

    Stage 2: Site redevelopment. Landscaping works including new bus turnaround and shelters seating. No access to the West End for periods of time while construction occurs.

    Read more about this and other National Tourism Icons projects here.

  • Oliver Hill Transportation Hub Construction | October to November 2020



    Location: Oliver Hill
    Commencing: 12 October 2020
    Completion: 30 November 2020

    Description: 

    Oliver Hill and the surrounding precinct, including access road, will be closed for the construction of a new transport hub and bus turnaround area. This project includes the installation of a sheltered bus stop, picnic table and seating, bike racks, rubbish bins and a dedicated event space adjacent to the Oliver Hill Gun room. Oliver Hill Gun and Tunnel tours will not take place at this time.

    Read more about this and other National Tourism Icons projects here.

  • Wadjemup Lighthouse | October 2020



    Location: Wadjemup Lighthouse 
    Commencing: 5 October 2020

    Description:

    Wadjemup Lighthouse will be closed from Monday 5 October 2020 for pending maintenance and repairs.

  • Repair of Road Shoulders | October to November 2020



    Location: Geordie and Longreach Bay, Kingstown, South Thomson - Central Settlement, North Thomson - Bathurst
    Commencing: 13 October 2020
    Completion: 6 November 2020

    Description: 

    Main Roads WA will be undertaking repairs to road shoulders following recent asphalt resurfacing. Pedestrians and cyclists are asked to take care when approaching roadworks.