Urban Insights: Rottnest Island – Beyond the Bay

Are you interested in learning more about Wadjemup/Rottnest Island beyond the beaches, bikes and quokka selfies? 

Committee for Perth’s Rottnest Island: Beyond the Bay tour on May 2 will give you insights into the fascinating developments in sustainability, reconciliation and tourism on the island.

This tour will include:

  • An 8.30am ferry from Fremantle’s B-Shed
  • Welcome to Country and Sand Ceremony
  • Bus tour of the island
  • Presentation by Rottnest Island Authority Chair Hamish Beck
  • Lunch at Samphire Rottnest
  • Indigenous-led tour of Wadjemup Museum
  • Networking and new perspectives
  • Leaving the island on a 2.30pm ferry to the B-Shed

This Urban Insights event is complimentary for Committee for Perth members – but you’ll need to be quick to book because places are limited.

There is the option of leaving on a later ferry if you want to extend your stay on the island.

Committee for Perth’s Urban Insights are city learning journeys. These events explore transformations of precincts and regions, with insights from those who have driven the change.

This important event will help you to understand the important role of Rottnest Island in WA’s economy and natural environment, as well as our reconciliation journey.

Meet our presenter

Hamish Beck

Chair, Rottnest Island Authority Board

Hamish Beck was appointed Board Member in March 2016 and Board Chair in November 2021.

He is the Managing Director of Beck Advisory, a Perth-based strategic advisory business and has extensive experience in planning, development, tourism development and environmental conservation.

His current appointments include Board Member of the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority and Board Chair of the Fremantle Museums Advisory Committee.

Hamish brings diverse knowledge in complex matters to the Board through his appointment as the inaugural director of the Perth-based, ASX- listed Primewest which was subsequently acquired by Centuria.

Former positions include Chair of the Swan River Trust between 2014 and 2023, Member of the Central Perth Planning Committee and Board Member of the Cockburn Sound Management Council.


08:00 – Event Start
03:00 – Event Concludes


Rottnest Island


Free for invited guests of Committee for Perth

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