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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.

For further information on planning your visit to the island, visit rottnestisland.com.

Last updated: 23 May 2024

South Thomson
Planned power outages will occur at the following times:
Thursday 23 May, 11 pm to 3 am.
These outages will affect Stay Rottnest self contained accommodation and houses on Parker Point Road.

Kingstown
Planned power outages will occur at the following times:
Friday 24 May, 10 am to 11:30 am
These outages will affect Stay Rottnest hostel and barracks and self contained units.

Commencing: 21/05/2024 
Completion: 23/05/2024 

Routine tree pruning with potential impacts including noise, saw dust, increased vehicle access and area closures. Please follow signage and take care when moving through affected areas. 

Commencing: 06/05/2024 
Completion:  22/05/2024 

Existing surface will be sealed with asphalt. 

Commencing: 22/05/2024 
Completion:  31/05/2024

Upgrading of existing path for improved access from the road to the beach shelters.  

Commencing: 08/05/2024 
Completion:  08/07/2024 

Upgrades to the sewer system.  

Commencing: 27/05/2024 
Completion:  05/06/2024 

Controlled archaeological excavations is to be undertaken in the Quod. 

Commencing: 18 September 2023
Completion: June 2024

Install updated electrical system. 

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: 16 May 2024
Completion: 24 May 2024

Asphalting of existing path for improved access. Access path will be closed during works.

Commencing: 10 June 2024 
Completion: 13 June 2024 

Installation of concrete paths to units 502, 503 & 504.

Commencing: 9 May 2024 
Completion: 21 May 2024 

Painting the metal structure of The Basin toilet block. The works will be carried out in 2 stages. In each stage half the building will be shut down at any one time to allow the painters to complete the works while the other half of the building will remain fully operational.

Commencing: Mid-April 2024
Completion: May 2024

Install new pedestal mounted pump control station with meter panel.

Commencing: 15 January 2024 
Completion: May 2024

Upgrade of airport terminal building to include internal refurbishment and new dome shelter / sea container installation to create additional area.

Commencing: 21 May 2024

Completion: 23 May 2024

  • Provision of FWD Testing on the runway, taxiways and apron.
  • Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP) testing to evaluate the in-situ pavement layer thickness of the runway, taxiways and apron.
  • Perform DCP to 1 m or refusal.
  • Provide pavement layer thickness and subgrade CBR estimation.

Commencing: 14 May 2024 
Completion: 31 May 2024 

Update of Telstra building / structure.

Commencing: 27 May 2024 
Completion: 31 May 2024 

Installation of new storm water drain covers.

Commencing: 9 May 2024 
Completion: 17 May 2024 

Demolition and removal of the Basin beach shelter with plans to construct new structure in same location.

Commencing: 15 May 2024
Completion: 30 May 2024

Upgrade to reticulation system, replacement of astro turf and cricket practice net components. Restricted access to oval, cricket wicket and cricket practice nets during works.
Commencing: 18 March 2024
Completion: 11 June 2024

Works required to reconfirm the extent of the Wadjemup Aboriginal Burial Ground so the memorialisation design can continue to detailed design phase.
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: 20 May 2024 
Completion: 13 June 2024 

Rebuild and replace awnings to ensure structural integrity.

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: 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 
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.