The Rottnest Foundation would like to acknowledge our major partners, sponsors & supporters for assisting the Foundation’s efforts in encouraging community involvement and raising funds to aid in conserving the Island’s natural and cultural assets.
The Rottnest Foundation works in collaboration with the Rottnest Island Authority to raise community funding for Island projects that align to the Foundation’s purpose to “Conserve the essence of Rottnest”.
Lotterywest has been an ongoing supporter and sponsor of Foundation projects including the Wadjemup Bidi, a conservation plan for the WWII Battery Observation Post at Signal Ridge Wadjemup Hill, restoration of the Pilot Boathouse roof and the design of some Rottnest cottages for wheelchair access as part of the Accessible Island Project. Lotterywest has partnered with the Rottnest Foundation in the implementation of the Wadjemup Aboriginal Burial Ground Conservation Project, providing a grant of $500,440 towards this significant reconciliation project for WA.
The Rottnest Foundation and The Margaret River Chocolate Company have partnered to support the conservation and research of the Rottnest Island Quokkas. The Margaret River Chocolate Company has created a chocolate quokka, called ‘Chokka’ and part proceeds of sales of ‘Chocca the Quokka’ merchandise has raised $20,000 to date to support the Rottnest Island Quokka Monitoring Programme.
The Rottnest Channel Swim partnered with the Foundation in 2020, enabling corporate teams in the event to nominate the Rottnest Foundation as their selected charity. This partnership is set to continue.
The Rottnest Foundation has registered to participate in the State Government’s ‘Containers for Change’ recycling program and the Foundation will receive a percentage of returns: Scheme ID C10267961
Rottnest Foundation partnered with BHP to develop the Karlinyah and Wardan Nara sections of the Wadjemup Bidi (Rottnest Trail) project, inclusive of construction of beach access, revegetation of denuded area, interpretative elements and volunteer engagement programs.
Rottnest Foundation received a $210,000 grant from the Commonwealth Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program, managed by Tourism WA towards building the northern end of the Ngank Wen Bidi, one of the five sections that comprise the Wadjemup Bidi.
The Rottnest Foundation received a grant from the Department of Sport & Recreation (supported by Lotterywest) enabling the boardwalk located on Gabbi Karniny Bidi, one of the five sections of the Wadjemup Bidi project.
The Department of Environment and Conservation, now Department of Parks & Wildlife provided financial support in the form of an Environmental Community Grant, to re-develop Little Parakeet beach access .
Rottnest Express was a supporting sponsor of the Wadjemup Bidi.
Sponsors and Supporters
The Rottnest Island Chamber of Commerce (RICC) includes representatives from the Island business community. The RICC wholly support the Foundation’s purpose and mission to “Conserve the essence of Rottnest.”
Future Ticketing provides pro-bono services to the Foundation for the setup of the Foundation’s website.
Vanguard Press assists the Foundation with printing and distribution support services.
The Wine Thief donates a percentage of sales of their Rottnest Gin, which is infused with the botanicals and flavours of Rottnest, including the Rottnest Island Daisy. https://www.instagram.com/the_wine_thief/?hl=en
Make an Impression Greeting Cards uses West Australian artists and photographers for their cards and one is a painting of a quokka by local artist Edwina Carre. The quokka cards can be purchased on this website with proceeds going to the Foundation and the company also donates a percentage from each print run of the quokka card to support conservation projects on the Island.