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Alice Water Smart Accommodation

Tourism NT led the way on this project by working with all accredited hotels, motels, backpackers, serviced apartments and caravan parks in Alice Springs to be water smart. The audits reviewed:

  • Water conservation opportunities in guest rooms, public amenities, kitchens, restaurants and bar areas, laundry facilities, pools and spas, gardens and other areas of building operations
  • The water supply system to identify any leaks and other areas where water is wasted.

Each property has received a water management report that shows how water is used in their business and what can be done to use water more wisely. Businesses will be able to identify cost effective measures to cut their consumption and reduce demand on Alice Springs' water resources.

Baseline Use

For each site, an analysis of the water billing history, monitoring profiles where available and details from a site walkthrough were used to estimate the water used in each major end use category. The average baseline water use breakup by percentage across all sites is shown in the following chart.


Identified Savings

There were a total of 134 individual water saving opportunities identified. The recommended savings totalled 532 kL/day, representing an average of 47% of total baseline water use and an average identified saving opportunity of 26.6 kL/day per site.

The following chart shows the breakup of combined savings across all sites.


 Alice Water Smart Accommodation Participants

  • Alice in the Territory
  • Alice Lodge Backpackers
  • Alice Motor Inn
  • Alice Springs Heritage Caravan & Tourist Park
  • Alice Springs YHA
  • All Seasons Oasis Alice Springs
  • Best Western Elkira Resort Motel
  • Chifley Alice Springs Resort
  • Crowne Plaza Alice Springs
  • Desert Palms Resort
  • G’day Mate Tourist Park
  • Haven Backpacker Resort
  • Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge
  • Lasseters Hotel Casino
  • MacDonnell Range Holiday Park
  • Quest Serviced Apartments
  • Stuart Caravan and Cabin Park
  • Toddy’s Backpacker Resort
  • Wintersun Cabin and Caravan Park

 Alice Water Smart Accommodation Fact sheet.pdf »

Alice Water Smart Acheivements Fact Sheet. pdf