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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 1766 asked in the Legislative Council on 8 November 2018 by Hon Jim Chown

Question Directed to the: Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests
Minister responding: Hon P. Papalia
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

I refer to the Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) 2017-18 Annual Report, and I ask:
(a) what ageing infrastructure presents current challenges for the RIA; and
(b) can the Minister please list all infrastructure projects recommended for upgrades, the recommended time frame for those upgrades, and the expected cost of those upgrades?

Answered on 6 December 2018

(a)   All ageing assets present challenges. The Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) responds to safety issues as soon as they are identified, and the need for upgrades to infrastructure is carefully monitored and proactively addressed where necessary.


(b)  Infrastructure projects recommended for upgrades during 2018-19 are:

Diesel Tank Upgrade PFM Yard


Main Jetty Upgrades


Army Jetty access works


Fuel Jetty Improvements


DSC Changing Places


Commercial Leased Property Upgrades


Staff Accommodation Upgrades


Thomson Boardwalk


Grease Traps (3)


HV Line and Control Board Upgrade (Pinky Beach)


Hydrant Main Improvements (Water Audit)


Transfer Potable Water Pump Station


SCADA / Controls Upgrade (Desalination Plant)


Integration of Hydrant pumps to SCADA system (Water Audit)


Replacement Longreach Pump Station


Hotel Rottnest Water and Sewer Headworks


Pinky Beach Headworks - Stage 2 (Sewer)