Wadjemup Hill

The revitalisation of the Wadjemup Hill Lighthouse precinct includes the development of a new transport hub and upgrades to further reveal the outstanding natural and built heritage features of the area.

Project description

Wadjemup Hill is a key attraction on Rottnest Island (Wadjemup), with visitors able to experience spectacular 360-degree views from guided tours of Wadjemup Lighthouse. The precinct includes the State Heritage Listed Lighthouse Keepers Cottage and WWII defence heritage built-forms such as the Battery Observation Post and Signal Tower.

Revitalisation of the Wadjemup Hill Lighthouse precinct is identified in the Rottnest Island Management Plan 2020-24 as a key initiative. This project is designed to enhance visitor experiences available at Wadjemup Hill, improve transport management, and upgrades to visitor facilities to further reveal to visitors the outstanding natural and built heritage features of the hill.

Project key features

Key features of the project may include: 

  • Development of a new transport hub.
  • Construction of new toilets to meet increasing visitor demand,
  • Electrical infrastructure upgrade works to Wadjemup Hill, and
  • Conservation works to the Battery Observation Post.

Estimated project completion:

Stage 1: Transport Hub and Ablutions > December 2021




Artist Impression Wadjemup Hill

Related documents

Download the Wadjemup Hill Concept Design (PDF 1.6MB)


This project has been made possible by funding from the Australian Government and the State Government of Western Australia.

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