New Rottnest Island Management Plan released

Around 10,000 quokkas live on Rottnest Island. Image credit: Tourism WA

A new five-year plan for Rottnest Island and its associated waters focuses on conservation, sustainability, infrastructure, visitor experience, cultural heritage and building partnerships with Aboriginal communities, industry, and commercial operators.

The plan was developed by the Rottnest Island Authority in consultation with key stakeholders, advisory groups and island businesses and was also open for a period of public comment earlier this year.

“The Rottnest Island Management Plan 2023-28 continues the important work to improve the island’s sustainability, visitor experience and amenities, while respecting its past and natural wonders,” said Rottnest Island Authority Chair Hamish Beck.

Rottnest (Noongar name Wadjemup) is classified as Class A Reserve, providing high level protection.

The Rottnest Island Management Plan 2023-28 is available here.