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Explore the latest commercial developments enhancing Rottnest Island.

Current commercial developments taking place on the island

Wadjemup / Rottnest Island is going through a period of growth, and its evolution in recent years has seen a number of exciting developments take place. From providing new and varied accommodation options, undertaking upgrades to existing iconic Wadjemup locations, and building the island’s first eco-sustainable development, a significant improvement to the island’s amenity and visitor experience has been achieved. With ageing infrastructure and increasing visitor numbers, the Rottnest Island Management Plan will continue to guide the management and development of the island.

Current developments

See the significant developments that are underway or recently completed on Rottnest Island.


  • The Lodge
    Rottnest Lodge Accommodation
    The Rottnest Lodge redevelopment enhances tourism on the island with over 100 rooms, plus dining and cultural spaces, while respecting the area's Aboriginal heritage.
Lodge redevelopment

What constitutes a Development?

A development is a large-scale commercial project that features significant change to the island and, given their scale, have the potential to impact the island, its visitors, residents, and staff.

Commercial developments require that a Development Application be submitted, and they must go through the relevant approvals process, which ensures that the island’s sensitive heritage and environmental values are taken into account.