Planned Works & Service Improvements

Works and service improvements are conducted periodically across Rottnest Island. 

A range of projects are currently 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 to this list for updates on planned works taking place and how they may impact your visit.

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Last reviewed: 19 February 2021

  • West End Redevelopment Stage 2 | March to May 2021

    Location: West End
    Commencing: March 2021
    Completion: May 2021


    Access to the West End will be restricted from February to April 2021 to support Stage 2 of the West End redevelopment. These works include the construction of a transport hub, new bus turnaround area, shelters, seating and landscaping. These works will improve the facilities in the area and provide an enhanced visitor experience with the inclusion of heritage and environmental interpretation, a bus stop prescient and connect the Wadjemup Bidi series of walking trails.

    Stage 1 construction of permanent public toilets was completed in November 2020.

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

  • Wadjemup Lighthouse | Maintenance 2021

    Location: Wadjemup Lighthouse 
    Commencing: October 2020


    Wadjemup Lighthouse is currently closed for maintenance and repairs.

  • Oliver Hill Train Service | Repairs 2021

    Location: Oliver Hill Train Service


    The Oliver Hill train service is currently not operational due to repairs and maintenance.

  • South Thomson Playspace Upgrade | February to April 2021

    Location: South Thomson Playground (corner of Parker Point Road and McCallum Avenue)
    Commencing: February 2021
    Completion: April 2021


    This playground will be upgraded with the installation of new play equipment, signage, interpretation elements, limestone walls, shelter, seating and landscaping. The current playground will be closed during construction. An alternative playground is situated at Thomson Bay on the waterfront, near Thomsons restaurant.

    Pedestrians and cyclists are asked to take care when moving around the construction area.