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: 15 July 2020


  • Main Roads WA Road Resurfacing Preparation Works | 20 July to 7 August 2020


    [In preparation of the road resurfacing program - 10 August to 24 September 2020]

    The works will involve surface profiling and crack patching, tree root removal and surface correcting to facilitate laying of the asphalt surface.

    Schedule of preparation works:

    20 - 21 July
    Jetty Rd, Geordie Bay Access Rd and Geordie Store Rd
    Longreach Front Rd, Longreach Back Rd, Un-named Rd, Roundabout, Point Clune Loop
    Longreach to The Basin Path

    21 July
    Gem Rd, Lancier St, Transit Rd, Raven Rd, Macedon Av & Caroline Thomson Loop

    22 July
    Kingsway, Mapleson Rd and Kelly St

    23 July
    Abbott Rd and Vincent Wy (Northern section)

    24 - 27 July
    Angelo St, Vincent Wy (Southern section), Sommerville Dr and Cossack St

    28 - 29 July
    Boreham Wy, Colebatch Av, Bedford Av and Welch St

    30 - 31 July
    McCallum Av, Forrest Av, Vlamingh Wy, Allen St & section of Southern Hwy (Parker Point Rd)

    3 - 4 August (night shifts)
    Henderson Av, Kitson St, Anita Rd, Digby Dr and Brand Wy up to Southern Hwy

    6 - 7 August
    Kingstown Barracks Access Rd, Caretaker Rd, Bickley Battery Rd, Governors Dr, Governors Cir and End

  • 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.

  • Golf Course Pathways | June 2020



    Location: Karma Golf Course
    Commencing: Currently underway
    Completion: 30 June

    Description:
    Resurfacing and upgrading of pathways and drainage is occurring on golf course Holes 3,5 and Tee 7.

  • Camping Ground | June to July 2020



    Location: Camping Ground and perimeter opposite Caroline Thomson Cabins
    Commencing: 15 June
    Completion: 29 July (excluding July School Holidays)

    Description:
    The camping ground is currently closed to bookings while works take place to construct new fencing and renew the pathways.

  • Fay's Bay Electrical Works | June to July 2020



    Location: Fay's Bay, units 850 to 865 inclusive
    Commencing: 8 June 2020
    Completion: 17 July 2020

  • 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. Museum will be closed for the duration of the works.

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

  • South Thomson Water Main Connection | July 2020



    Location: South Thomson
    Commencing: July 2020
    Completion: July 2020

    Description:
    Works to commence after the school holidays in July on the western side of Parker Point Road. Some disruption to traffic flow for road re-sealing. No water shut down required.

  • Longreach Bay, Fays Bay & Point Clune | July to August 2020



    Location: Longreach Bay, Fays Bay and Point Clune
    Commencing: 6 July 2020
    Completion: 20 August 2020

    Description:
    Construction of a new brine discharge pipeline from the desalination plant to Point Clune. Possible short-term disruption to traffic and pedestrians in Hydroflyte Loop and Geordie Bay Road roundabout. Possible noise from the drilling machine during the day. Possible closure of one pathway to Fay’s Bay.

  • Drainage Repair | July to August 2020



    Location: Discovery Rottnest Service Roade
    Commencing: 21 July 2020
    Completion: 6 August 2020

    Description:
    Rectification works to the rear service of the facility to address water ponding and drainage issues. Fencing and signage will be in place to the perimeter of site.

  • Oliver Hill Ablution Refurbishment | July to August 2020



    Location: Oliver Hill Battery
    Commencing: 20 July 2020
    Completion: Late August 2020 (outside of July School Holidays)

    Description:
    Refurbishment of existing ablutions. Temporary portable toilets will be installed for public use for the duration of construction.

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

  • North Thomson Water Main Replacement | July to August 2020



    Location: North Thomson
    Commencing: July 2020
    Completion: 17 August 2020

    Description:
    Temporary road closures at Raven Road and Angelo Street. Temporary water supply shutdowns to connect the new main to the existing mains. Individual water shutdowns for each unit to make new water service connections.

  • South Thomson Accommodation Refurbishment | July to September 2020



    Location: South Thomson
    Commencing: July 2020
    Completion: September 2020

    Description:
    Internal refurbishment of a select number of accommodation units in South Thomson. Access to Vlamingh Way will be restricted for the refurbishment works. Fencing and restricted access will be in place until 11 September 2020. Bike/pedestrian access will be available to the rear accommodation units within this zone.

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

  • West End Redevelopment Stage 1 | July to September 2020



    Location: West End
    Commencing: July 2020
    Completion: September 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.