Parker Point Toilets
Toilet facilities at Parker Point will be unavailable from the 3rd - 19th August 2011 inclusive.
This closure is necessary to facilitate the changeover from the old toilet block to the new facility due for completion by 19th August 2011.
This innovative and stylish new facility will use a Microflush Hybrid Toilet System with a closed-circuit flush water use and nil ground discharge. This system was determined to be most suitable for use in a highly sensitive environment with high visitation levels and utilises a combination of wind turbine and solar power technologies. The hard wearing decking was made from low maintenance and highly durable 100% post-consumer recycled plastic planking in line with the RIA’s sustainability policy.
Geordie Bay Jetty – upgrade
The Rottnest Island Authority was successful in obtaining a grant under the Department of Transport Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme to assist in upgrading the Geordie Bay Jetty. It is proposed to install a lower landing on the eastern side of the jetty for tenders to berth. Furthermore, the RIA will fund re-decking the length of the jetty with 100% post-consumer recycled plastic planking and reinstalling the first two sections to marry up with the steps. Work is expected to start shortly with completion anticipated by the start of the Christmas school holidays.
“T” Jetty – upgrade
A contract to refurbish the T jetty on the northern side of the Main Jetty has been awarded. The work will require all of the existing pylons to be replaced. The T Jetty is used as a 20 minute loading point for the general boating community and is a point of departure for two of the Island’s tourist boat operators.
Green Island Jetty – land access
The land filled access ramp has been subject to washing away following winter storms limiting access to the jetty. Works have now been completed to improve the land access to the Green Island Jetty.
West End Boardwalk
The Rottnest Island Authority is moving forward with the replacement of the West End Boardwalk ready for summer 2011 / 2012. A combined project between the RIA, the Rottnest Conservation Foundation and volunteer groups, the new boardwalk has been designed to provide disabled access from the carpark all the way to a new viewing platform. The design utilises the latest sustainable products that will see this structure last for many decades in the harsh coastal environment. The planning and construction will greatly enhance our visitor experience at this popular site, whilst providing additional habitat for nesting shearwaters in this important rookery.
Construction is due to be completed early October, weather permitting, so stay turned for regular updates on this exciting upgrade to the Rottnest Island visitor facilities.
This year the RIA has introduced two new fees. A $20.00 sticker replacement fee for lost or damaged stickers and $250.00 mooring exchange fee for Licensees who wish to exchange their mooring.
Rottnest Cup and Ledger Trophy (August 19-21st 2011)
The 51st Annual Rottnest Cup is the main golfing event held on Rottnest Island. This year will see a field of 80-90 participants taking part and showcasing their golfing skills. Anyone with a golf handicap is welcome to participate. Please contact 9370 2440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Rottofest 3-4 September 2011
Come and enjoy a weekend of Australia’s finest comedy, film & music on Rottnest Island. Whether you’re coming over for the whole weekend or just for the day, you’ll find plenty to entertain you. With both day and night events such as street performers, DJs, bands, daily comedy shows and short films, there are various ticket options for you to get involved. For more information visit http://2011.rottofest.com.au/
Basin Rescue (September 25th 2011)
As part of the Island’s Centenary of Tourism activities, a commemoration of a rescue performed at the Basin 100 years ago is being held for the . descendants of the three men involved. A special presentation by Voluntary Guide Historian Bob Chapman will bring this life-changing event of long ago to life. For more information please visit www.rottnestisland.com.