Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is the redevelopment work taking place?

    Work will take place across Rottnest Island. Please see our individual project pages for specific location details.

  • Who is responsible for the redevelopment works on Rottnest Island?

    The Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) is the independent statutory authority vested with the control and management of the Island. The RIA has worked with Austrade to develop an approved list of projects to be funded through the National Tourism Icons Program. The RIA will be responsible for management of each of these projects.  All contractors will be required to carry out work in adherence with all relevant RIA policies and procedures and in consideration of the Island’s unique natural and cultural heritage.

  • How much will the redevelopment cost?

    The Australian Government has provided $17.2 million for the program. Each of the Commonwealth-funded projects will be managed to achieve works within the allocated project budgets.

  • I’m coming to Rottnest. What do I need to know?

    When you arrive at the Island, you may see increased vehicle activity including construction materials arriving on the barge and being transported to development sites. Where possible, construction works will be scheduled to have minimal impact upon Island visitors and temporary facilities such as public ablutions and alternate access to our main attractions will be made available where possible.

  • What will it mean for visitors to the Island when the projects are completed?

    These vital infrastructure upgrades will result in enhanced facilities, amenities and experiences to cater for the hundreds of thousands of visitors Rottnest Island attracts each year. Each of the projects address focus areas of the Rottnest Island Management Plan (RIMP) 2020-24, including the need to strengthen Island infrastructure and services and engage with the Island's environment and cultural heritage.

  • When will the redevelopment work finish?

    All construction is set for completion during the three-year funding period which ends in April 2022.

  • How do I find out more?

    The RIA welcomes your feedback, queries or concerns. Please contact our Administration Office by email on  or by phone on +61 8 9432 9300.