The Island Gateway project incorporates upgrades within the main arrival and departure point of Rottnest Island including the Main Jetty, and more specifically refurbishment of the Island Museum.
The Rottnest Island Management Plan (RIMP) 2020-24 identifies the enhancement of the overall visitor experience as a key initiative. The project will encompass enhanced pedestrian access and traffic management, upgrades to signage within the visitor arrival area, and upgrades to the Settlement Mall, playground and surrounding public realm.
Prior to commencement of the RIMP 2020-24, RIA began investigating options for renewal of the Museum display in consultation with the Western Australian Museum. This work will continue with the intention of creating a model regional museum as a significant repository of Island-related historical materials and be more closely integrated with other aspects of the Island's built heritage and social history.
Project key features
Key features of this project may include:
- Enhancement of the Rottnest Island Museum environment and cultural heritage offering, including interpretive and curational elements to renew and revitalise the Island heritage displays, collections and immersive experiences,
- Improved amenity and protection from the elements such as rest areas, ablutions, shelter and seating,
- Interpretive and curational elements including new signage and public art,
- Increased availability of and access to visitor information such as ferry arrival and departure times,
- Improved interactions between bicycles, luggage, freight deliveries and passengers.
Estimated Project Completion
Stage 1: Museum Refurbishment > April 2021
Stage 2: Island Gateway Upgrade Works > April 2022
This project has been made possible by funding from the Australian Government and the State Government of Western Australia.