The Alice Springs Convention Centre acknowledges the global issue of climate change and the company’s social responsibility to produce and deliver services with a minimal impact on the environment. Our obligation and responsibility to the environment and the Alice Springs community is to adopt an ongoing sustainable approach in the day-to-day operations of the business by indentifying situations where methods, procedures or products are detrimental to the environment and mitigate these situations.
A Green Team has been created by members of staff who have the responsibility and skill to ensure ongoing environmental performance, identification of environmental risks, recording and monitoring of impacts and implementing environmental and social sustainability measures.
In the last twelve months investment has been made in energy conservation initiatives such as expanding the existing building management system, introducing energy saving units into Lasseters 66 new premium rooms and the decommissioning of several refrigerated coldrooms. The total energy projects for the year resulted in reducing CO2 emissions by 525 tonnes, which is equivalent to powering 42 homes or removing 131 cars from the streets. Other initiatives included the introduction of new water and irrigation measures delivering water savings of 31,000kl per annum and participating in the cash for containers scheme which saw 191,767 cans and bottles recycled in a six month period. In addition, due diligence is currently being finalised on installing new voltage optimization technology that will provide a minimum reduction of 10% on total power consumption across the property.