Finalisation of Entry in the State Register of Heritage Places of both Thomson Bay Settlement and Oliver Hill Battery, Wadjemup/Rottnest Island

Closed 17 May 2021

Opened 1 Apr 2021


Submissions are invited on the proposal to finalise registration for the following two places: 

  • Thomson Bay Settlement, Wadjemup/Rottnest Island
  • Oliver Hill Battery, Wadjemup/Rottnest Island 

Thomson Bay Settlement and Oliver Hill Battery were both interim registered in 1992 under the former Heritage Act of Western Australia 1990 but were never finalised.  The Heritage Act 2018, which came into effect on 1 July 2019, now requires the registration of these places to be finalised.

You are invited to have your say after reading the following documents.

Downloads for Thomson Bay Settlement

Downloads for Oliver Hill Battery

Why your views matter

Why we are consulting

The Heritage Council of Western Australia is considering whether to recommend that the Minister for Heritage finalises the entries for Thomson Bay Settlement, Wadjemup/Rottnest Island and Oliver Hill Battery, Wadjemup/Rottnest Island in the State Register of Heritage Places. Inclusion in the Register enables the conservation, continuing use, development and adaptive re-use of places with recognised cultural heritage significance, in ways that promote and maintain their place in Western Australia’s history.

What happens next

When all stakeholder comments have been received, the documentation will be presented to the Heritage Council which will consider whether to recommend registration under the Heritage Act 2018 to the Minister for Heritage.


  • WA state-wide


  • Residents
  • Business Operators
  • Land Owners
  • Community Organisations


  • Historic Heritage