Management Strategies

The RIA has developed a number of Management Strategies and Plans which operate within the over-arching RIMP and further define measures for the Island's success.

Reconciliation Action Plan 2016 - 2019

The Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) has published its Reconciliation Action Plan 2016-19.  It represents the commitment of the RIA’s Board and staff to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  The Plan seeks to engender understanding and healing and was developed with significant input from staff.  Its success relies on the everyday actions of staff and Rottnest stakeholders including volunteer groups, business community and contractors.

This third Reconciliation Action Plan, continues the successful implementation of the RIA’s previous two Plans.  It is endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, the body overseeing the national reconciliation initiative.

Download the Reconciliation Action Plan 2016 - 2019

Rottnest Island/Wadjemup Cultural Landscape Management Plan

The Rottnest Island/Wadjemup Cultural Landscape Management Plan sets out the outstanding heritage values of Rottnest Island/Wadjemup as a cultural landscape and makes recommendations for the protection and enhancement of those values into the future. It builds on the previous studies that have identified the values of various elements of the Island, but is distinguished by the consideration of the Island as an interacting and evolving whole, which has not been studied in any holistic way until now.

In the late 20th century, nationally and internationally accepted approaches to the understanding and management of cultural heritage landscapes began to be formally adopted. In 1992, the World Heritage Convention became the first international legal instrument to recognise and protect cultural landscapes with guidelines applicable to cultural landscape of local, national and international significance. This report marks the first document to be underpinned by this methodology in Western Australia, as is befitting the iconic status of Rottnest Island/Wadjemup.

Download the Rottnest Island/Wadjemup Cultural Landscape Management Plan (Pdf 10.37MB)

Marine Management Strategy

The Marine Management Strategy (MMS) for Rottnest Island was released in 2007 with a main focus of ensuring the unique marine environment of Rottnest Island is preserved and enhanced for future generations to enjoy. It was developed with a working group through extensive consultation and community feedback. The main components of the MMS include a zoning plan outlining the additional sanctuary zones that were gazetted in 2007, and emphasise the importance of monitoring, scientific research, education programs, enforcement and compliance.

Terrestrial Management Strategy

The Terrestrial Management Strategy was released in 2014 and provides an overarching management direction towards ensuring that the condition and integrity of the flora, fauna, landforms, geology and hydrology of the Island are protected and enhanced where necessary. The objective of the Strategy is to provide for sustainable management of the terrestrial environmental, sustainable recreation and protection of the natural asset on which the Rottnest Island Authority bases its holiday and recreation business.

Boating Management Strategy

The Boating Management Strategy 2014 works within the framework of the RIMP and responds to tasks set by the boating visitor surveys of 2010. It recognises the Authority’s duty of care to carry out maintenance and repairs, to ensure safety of its own existing marine facilities and to plan to meet increasing demands for moorings and marine facilities while protecting the marine environment, visitor safety and amenities.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

The Rottnest Island Authority has also made a number of commitments to continue to provide and improve services and facilities for people with disabilities, their families and carers. A Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2012-2017 (DAIP) was adopted in July 2012 and provides a planned approach to progressively improve access to services provided.