The Star Gold Coast is committed to environmental best practice while maintaining the highest level of comfort and service.
The Queensland Water Commission has recognised The Star Gold Coast as a ‘conservation champion’ for drastically reducing water consumption by an impressive 40 percent since 2003.
The Star Gold Coast has its own on-site water treatment facility, Water Efficiency Management Plan and dedicated Water Committee and saves a massive 96 ML every year through the use of recycled water on public gardens and in restrooms.
Other key water saving initiatives include:
- Water efficient fittings on all showers, taps and urinals
- 6/3 dual flush toilet
- Plans to implement facilities for Rain Water Harvesting with potential savings of around 3.2 mega litres per year
- The planned introduction of recycled water for the hotel’s laundry processes. Construction underway on a new, $500,000 Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant right here at The Star Gold Coast
Other environment friendly practices include:
- Newspaper & cardboard box recycling
- Glass bottle recycling
- Printer cartridge recycling
- Replacement of over 14,500 existing halogen lamps with new energy efficient IRC lamps to increase energy savings by up to 45%
- No change option for guest linen
- Public transport options from the Hotel door
- Useable paper products donated to local charity
- Phosphate free chemicals used for all cleaning
- Collection of green waste (vegetable & fruit trimmings) recycled for animal feed
- Recycling of chemical and other packaging containers for re-use by suppliers
- Pressure washers used in cleaning kitchens and back of house areas to minimise water usage
- Old uniforms donated to World Vision
During 2002 the Gold Coast experienced a very serious drought whereby the Gold Coast City Council enforced a strict water restriction policy for Gold Coaster's to adhere to.
In response to the Gold Coast City Council's water restrictions and as part of Gold Coast Water's drought management strategy, The Star decided that possible usage of recycled water would be a viable and responsible decision to save water within the Gold Coast community.
As a result and in accordance with the Department of Environment and Resource Management, The Star Gold Coast developed a recycled water management plan (RWMP). Jupiters RWMP (Scheme Number SRN00005) was approved with regulatory conditions on 11th March 2011.
Class C recycled water is now supplied to the island from Gold Coast Water's waste water treatment plants at Merrimac and Elanora. The Class C recycled water is treated through a recycled water treatment plant which employs chlorination, sand filtration and disinfection by ultraviolet light to produce Class A recycled water. The Class A recycled water is distributed to the The Star's irrigation system and its reverse osmosis water treatment plant. The reverse osmosis water plant employs further treatment to produce Class A+ recycled water for The Star Cooling Towers, Boilers, Laundry and flusherettes that supply casino toilets on levels 1-4. The treatment process is made up of four main components, namely pre-treatment for the RO feed water, the RO unit, UV disinfection and post RO treatment of chlorination and pH control, as required.
- Click here to view The Star reverse osmosis water treatment plant’s current and previous quarterly water testing reports.
- Click here to view the site layout for The Star's recycled water management plan.
- Click here to view The Star Gold Coast RWMP Scheme Number SRN00005 Annual Report for FY15/16.