SETBACK: The Rottnest Island Authority says it will continue with its plans to develop a resort at Longreach Bay.

Pinctada pulls out of Rottnest bid

Marylyn Paspaley’s Pinctada Hotels and Resorts has pulled out of its bid to develop a luxury hotel at Longreach Bay, a day after new data revealed a slump in visitors at the holiday destination.


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What did they expect...Rotto has been an illusionary holiday isle governed by self interest and protected against the modern world in an attempt to keep it exclusive for a selected few or the stupid masses who flock there to get fleeced of their hard earnt! Call me cynical but having travelled there by plane and boat I always found the place wanting in every way.

Agree with Jim. Promoted and priced like an exotic getaway but in reality and overpriced caravan park needing work.

to reduce the cost for having a holiday on the island. It is hard to believe for a family of four it needs 200-300 just for ticket to go there and come back in 1 day.

I'll disagree with the previous comments: I love the place. I'd prefer it to stay pretty much as it is and I don't think it's expensive. A villa will cost you a couple of hundred a night, you pack all your food and drink over on the ferry along with your bikes, catch a few Gardies on the Army Jetty and it's all good. The kids love it. I love it. The wife just adores it and if you go in the off season it's even less expensive. Keep the big hotels and resorts out of there and let it be.

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18th↑Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority$95.5m
19th-Mid West Ports Authority$70.6m
20th-Rottnest Island Authority$48.7m
21st-Metropolitan Cemeteries Board$31.3m
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