Question and Answers

The following question have been developed to assist with any queries you may have with regard to the Rottnest Island Management Plan 2020-24.

  • What is the RIMP 2020-24?

    According to the Rottnest Island Authority Act 1987, the Rottnest Island Authority is required to operate under a five-year management plan.

    The current Rottnest Island Management Plan (RIMP) expires in December 2019.

    The draft RIMP 2020-24 proposes a package of objectives, policies and strategies that address RIA’s responsibilities for visitor services, facilities and conservation of the Island’s natural environment and cultural heritage.  

  • When does it come into operation?

    The RIMP 2020-24 will come into effect on 1 January 2020. It will expire 31 December 2024.  

  • What are the key focus areas of the RIMP 2020-24?

    The draft RIMP 2020-24 has been divided into four strategic focus areas: Diversify the visitor base and enhance visitor experience; Strengthen Island infrastructure and services; Engage with the Island’s environment and cultural heritage; Establish new ways of doing business.

  • How is it compiled?

    The draft RIMP 2020-24 was compiled after a series of workshops conducted by the Board of the Rottnest Island Authority and an internal review by RIA’s executive team.

  • Can the public have a say on the plan?

    Yes. The public has two months to consider and comment on the focus and direction of the draft RIMP 2020-24. Submissions can be made at The closing date is 25 October 2019.

  • How will public submissions be integrated in the final plan?

    All submissions will be considered by the Board and staff of RIA. Changes to the RIMP 2020-24 will be made where appropriate.

  • When will the final plan be released?

    The final plan is due to be released in late 2019 after it is endorsed by the Minister for Tourism and gazetted. The final plan will be on RIA’s website at