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Works and Service Notices

An update on the works taking place on the island and how they may impact your visit.

Works and service improvements are conducted periodically across Rottnest Island

A range of projects are also currently underway to refresh and revitalise Rottnest Island facilities. These works aim to enhance the visitor experience and to preserve the island long term.

Please refer to this list for updates on works taking place and how they may impact your visit.

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Last updated: 24 April 2024

Commencing: 6 May 2024 
Completion: 27 June 2024 

Repairs to storm damaged roof, which include new roof sheeting, roof timbers and stainless-steel cables to improve structural integrity. 

Commencing: 29 April 2024 
Completion: 1 May 2024 

Replacement of the existing filter membranes with new membrane modules.

Commencing: 20 May 2024 
Completion: 13 June 2024 

Rebuild and replace awnings to ensure structural integrity.

Commencing: 5 May 2024 

Completion: 17 June 2024 

Internal works only which include:  

  • Removal of cork flooring in kitchens and replaced with tiles  
  • Installation of microwave cabinets  
  • New shower screens, pans and bench tops  
  • Bathroom improvements including installation of flyscreens  
  • Floor sanding and varnish 

Commencing: 15 April 2024 
Completion: 25 April 2024 

Visitors and residents impacted by the works will be contacted. Minor disruption to pedestrian traffic around visitor and residential units – all works will be sign posted and soft barricades will be in place. There will be no disruption to main roads.  

All works are being completed by suitably licensed asbestos removalists under the supervision of a suitably qualified Environmental Scientist / Engineer or Licensed Asbestos Assessor. All works are being carried out in accordance with Western Australian legislature and Codes of Practice as administered by WorkSafe WA and the Department of Water, Environment and Regulation. 

Commencing: 6 May 2024 
Completion: 7 May 2024 

To install three (3) new groundwater monitoring bores around the northwest of the golf course using a drill rig. Minor disruption to golf course users caused by presence of vehicles and barricades at two of the three sites, however the works are not expected to prevent play. 

Commencing: 15 April 2024 

Completion: September 2024 

The refurbishment includes: 

  • Modernising kitchens and bathrooms 
  • Refurbishing bedrooms and living areas 
  • Installing new flooring, fixtures and fittings
  • Replacing ageing windows and doors 
  • Upgrading of balconies and courtyard amenities including barbeques and seating 

Rottnest Island Authority is progressing the Ablution Facilities Upgrade Program, with facilities across the island scheduled to be upgraded over the coming years as part of the island’s capital works program.

Settlement Mall  ablutions will be upgraded from mid-April 2024 with the following:

  • New universal accessible toilet facilities
  • New family room with baby change facilities and lounge area
  • New fixtures and fittings throughout
  • Upgrade of existing building with new finishes to wall, floor and ceiling
  • Improvements to entrance and definition to pathways to entrances
  • Shade shelters, bike racks and bin enclosures

The program of works includes landscaping and upgrades to the surroundings of the new ablution facilities with safe pathways and thoroughfares for visitors, cyclists, service vehicles and buses.

Construction works are scheduled to be completed by October 2024.

Narrow Neck Ablutions Replacement and Precinct Upgrade 

Commencing: Mid-April 2024 
Completion: Mid-October 2024 

Narrow Neck ablutions include: 

  • Construction of new ablution block with hybrid septic system 
  • New bin enclosure area with vehicle turnaround
  • Recreation area along old road with bitumen stabilised limestone hardstand, shelters and picnic tables. 

Precinct works include bus stop improvements, demolition of existing toilet block, and erosion control and planting new vegetation. Demolition of old toilets will not commence until new toilets are operational.  

Commencing: 18 September 2023
Completion: End of June 2024

Upgrading power supply to Parker Point area and replacing substation.

Commencing: 26 April 2024 
Completion: 26 April 2024 

Installation of two removable barriers to cover existing floor bolts, as well as the installation of a waterproof audio box under the Ghost Engine. Works should be completed before the tunnels open to the public. Some minor impacts to services may occur between 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  

Commencing: 30 April 2024 
Completion: 1 May 2024 

Full day of GA Apron area line marking will be carried out on 30 April and half day on 1 May. 

Commencing: Mid-April 2024
Completion: End April 2024

Install new pedestal mounted pump control station with meter panel. Work areas will be fenced off to the public, with some minor excavation to relocate services.  
Commencing: 15 January 2024
Completion: 30 April 2024

Upgrade of airport terminal building to include internal refurbishment and new dome shelter/sea container installation to create additional area.
Commencing: 18 March 2024
Completion: 3 May 2024

Works required to reconfirm the extent of the Wadjemup Aboriginal Burial Ground so the memorialisation design can continue to detailed design phase.
Commencing: June 2023

Completion: 2024

Noise and additional vehicle movements may occur during The Lodge redevelopment works.

The route vehicles will take has been planned to ensure minimal disruption to visitors and the environment; however, Boreham Way is closed with access to contractors only with no public access.. Increased traffic is also to be expected along Digby Drive, Brand Way, Parker Point Road and surrounding the aerodrome site.

Vehicles involved in the works will be travelling during construction hours, Monday - Saturday.

Public access remains open on Kiston Street, Digby Drive and surrounding Garden Lake.