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