Vision for Rottnest Island

Section 17 of the Rottnest Island Authority Act 1987 requires the Rottnest Island Authority to control and manage Rottnest Island in accordance with a management plan.

Sections 18 and 19 of the Act provide for the management plan to be reviewed and approved by the Minister for Tourism every five years.

The Island's unique heritage, landscapes and biodiversity are the very values that attract visitors to the Island. A 20-year vision document, the Rottnest Island Master Plan, has been developed in order to identify opportunities for the longer-term management of the Island consistent with these values.

The Rottnest Island Management Plan (2020-24):
Delivering on the Vision for Rottnest Island

The Rottnest Island Management Plan for 2020-24 sets out the Rottnest Island Authority’s priorities for the managing the Island and its associated waters during the during the five-year period ending 31 December 2024.

View the Rottnest Island Management Plan here. (PDF 3MB)

Rottnest Island Management Plan 2020-24 cover

The Rottnest Island Master Plan: A 20 Year Vision for the Island

In 2014, the architecture, design and urban planning group HASSELL was commissioned to produce a 20-year master plan for the Island.

The master plan was updated for public release in conjunction with the publication of the Rottnest Island Management Plan 2020-24. The revised master plan incorporates updates to proposals and strategic directions that have emerged through a process of review by the Board, staff workshops and public submissions.

View the Rottnest Island Master Plan here. (PDF 7MB)

Cover of the Rottnest Island Master Plan