Posts made in March, 2016

Rottnest Foundation Chairman’s Report- 25th October 2015

Posted on 29 Mar, 2016

Rottnest Foundation Chairman’s Report- 25th October 2015

Please  click here to download the electronic version of the Chairman’s report, tabled at the Rottnest Foundation AGM in October 2015.   This report spans from October 2014 to October 2015 and details all of Rottnest Foundation’s achievements including our fundraising initiatives, our partnerships, progress on our major projects and events that we attended. Thank you to everyone who has  supported us and continue to support us in our mission to ‘Conserve the essence of Rottnest’ by raising funds and encouraging community support for Island cultural, heritage and environmental...

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Formalised Beach Access Installed at Ricey Beach and Catherine Bay

Posted on 29 Mar, 2016

Formalised Beach Access Installed at Ricey Beach and Catherine Bay

Rottnest Island Authority have funded formalised beach access at Ricey Beach. Rottnest Foundation in partnership with BHP Billiton funded formalised beach access at Catherine Bay. Both of these accesses are located along the Karlinyah Bidi section of the Wadjemup Bidi which is in-progress due to be open to the public by the end of 2016.

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Rottnest Island Business After Dark 2016

Posted on 29 Mar, 2016

Rottnest Island Business After Dark 2016

On the 18th of March 2016, the 3rd Annual Business After Dark Event was held at the Basin, Rottnest Island. Attendees included Parliamentary Friends of Tourism & Hospitality, RICC members, Volunteer Group members including Rottnest Foundation representatives, RIA Board & Executive, Tourism Executives, Project Partners & Sponsors and Media Representatives The event is hosted by the Rottnest Island Chamber of Commerce (RICC) and is a fabulous networking and information sharing event that focuses on the Island as a Tourist destination, the issues it faces along with the positive progress that is occurring and new initiatives being implemented. Members of the WA Symphony Orchestra played throughout the evening and guests were also treated to the delightful international soprano duo Penny Shaw and Fiona Cooper Smyth from DivaLicious, who sang beautiful opera pieces with the ocean as their backdrop. It was magnificent.              ...

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Rottnest Island Chamber of Commerce Channel Swim Kids Zone

Posted on 24 Mar, 2016

Rottnest Island Chamber of Commerce Channel Swim Kids Zone

To coincide with the Channel Swim that was held on 27th February 2016, the Rottnest Island Chamber of Commerce (RICC) set up and operated a Kids Zone in the Heritage Common on Rottnest Island. Kids could play any game or use a ride for a gold coin donation. Donations were given to the Rottnest Foundation at the end of the day. Jeff King (Rottnest Foundation Chairman) and his wife Heather helped to man the Kids Zone and had heaps of fun. We would like to thank the RICC for choosing our Foundation to be the beneficiary of the donations from this initiative and we look forward to participating again next...

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Rottnest Island Terrestrial Conservation Action Plan

Posted on 24 Mar, 2016

Rottnest Island Terrestrial Conservation Action Plan

On the 18th February 2016, the Rottnest Island Authority held an official launch at Little Creatures Loft Fremantle, for the release of the  Rottnest Island Terrestrial Conservation Action Plan (TCAP) which is a key initiative under the Rottnest Island Management Plan (2014-19) and forms one of three management tools used to care for the unique and diverse Island environment. The RIA adopted the Nature Conservancy’s ‘Conservation Action Planning’ process in 2011 as its platform for biodiversity planning. The approach was chosen because it affords a strategic and adaptive approach to conservation management. The TCAP was developed with input from a variety of stakeholders, researchers and experts. The process was used to identify the natural values of the Rottnest Island Terrestrial Reserve, determine current and desired health, consider threatening processes and identify priority conservation actions to enable resources to be directed where most...

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