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Cultural Landscape Management Plan

ROTTNEST ISLAND AUTHORITY | Rottnest Island, WA

THE
PLACE

Rottnest Island (Wadjemup Bidi) is highly valued by Western Australians, with more than 650,000 visitors each year. It is well known for its natural beauty and many attractions and has a unique cultural and heritage landscape with a wide range of touchpoints – natural, maritime, colonial, Aboriginal, recreational and military.

OUR
ROLE

The Rottnest Island Authority required a management plan to identify the Island’s cultural landscape significance and provide recommendations for the care and management of its heritage values.

OUTCOMES

The Rottnest Island/Wadjemup Cultural Landscape Management Plan was prepared collaboratively with careful and meaningful stakeholder engagement – particularly with Aboriginal stakeholders where a sensitive and respective approach commensurate with the Island’s difficult history of incarceration, was required. We led an interdisciplinary team of specialist heritage practitioners to complete unprecedented work in investigating, understanding and articulating cultural values and provided a range of recommendations to assist with recognition and ongoing management. These encapsulated best practice heritage management (assessed against national and world standards) and sought to enhance the visitor experience and build community connections. This is now acknowledged as a key methodology for comparable studies and forms one of the Island’s primary management documents.

WHAT WE DELIVERED
  • Heritage planning and strategic advice
  • Conservation management plans
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Interpretation
PROJECT TEAM
nerida moredoundt

Nerida Moredoundt

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT – HERITAGE

cath blake-powell

Cath Blake-Powell

DIRECTOR, PRINCIPAL – ENGAGEMENT