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.

Strategic Plan 2020-24

The Strategic Plan 2020-24 identifies how RIA will deliver on the key initiatives identified in the Rottnest Island Management Plan 2020-24 (PDF 2MB)
and also includes provision for new initiatives that may be developed during the period of the RIMP that support or complement the objectives outlined under each of the RIMP focus areas.

This Strategic Plan is important as it reflects the new ways of thinking about our role, and doing our work, that are embedded in the new RIMP.  We have recently redefined our values as an organisation and these too will be reflected in what we do and how we do things as we go forward.

We have grouped our statutory functions into activities to give us improved visibility on how we can improve our efficiency and effectiveness in delivery.

Download the Strategic Plan 2020-24 (PDF 2MB)

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 (PDF 2.5MB)

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) (PDF 2MB) 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 (PDF 2MB)
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.

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 (PDF 285 KB)(DAIP) provides a planned approach to progressively improve access to services provided.