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Alice Water Smart Businesses

Alice Springs businesses have saved water and now better understand their water use to reduce their bottom line.

The Alice Water Smart Businesses project was delivered in partnership with the Arid Lands Environment Centre and the Department of Land Resource Management. There are many elements of Alice Water Smart that have helped businesses and organisations reduce their water use:

  • Free Business water audits
  • Garden assessments and services
  • Installation of smart water meters to help detect leaks and maintenance issues
  • Practical support to manage water use behaviour
  • Water saving rebates and retrofits

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Download the Alice Water Smart Project Update - August 2013

Over 70 non-residential organisations participated in AWS identifying potential savings of 40% of their water use on average.

Over 50 businesses and organisations have had Water Efficiency Audits and almost 400 million litres of water savings have been identified (157 Olympic swimming pools).

20 accommodation providers have had Water Efficiency Audits in partnership with Tourism NT, with over 180 million litres of water savings (72 Olympic pools) identified.

AWS non residential participants received Water Management Reports that helped identify actions to manage their water use to save water and cut costs.

The following organisations participated and/or helped AWS.

Alice Water Smart Businesses Participants

  • Alice Springs Hospital
  • 8CCC
  • Aboriginal Hostels Ltd
  • Alice Springs Airport
  • Alice Springs Community Gardens
  • Alice Springs Correctional Centre
  • Alice Springs Hospital
  • Alice Springs RSL
  • Alice Springs Youth Centre
  • Annies Place
  • AZRI
  • Bloomin Deserts
  • Braitling Primary School
  • CAAC St Mary's
  • CASA
  • Centralian Motors
  • Centre for Appropriate Technology
  • Charled Darwin University
  • Club East side
  • Desert Knowledge Australia
  • Diplomat Hotel
  • Easy Car Wash
  • Gap View Hotel
  • Gillen Primary
  • Larapinta Learning centre
  • Mission Australia
  • National pioneer women's hall of fame
  • Old Timers Village
  • Olive Pink Botanical Gardens
  • OLSH - Traeger
  • OLSH-Sadadeen
  • Oriental Gourmet
  • Reptile Centre
  • Road Transport Hall of Fame
  • Ronnies Bush House
  • Sienna Apartments
  • Telegraph Station
  • Territory Housing
  • Territory Lettuce
  • Todd Tavern
  • WDNWPT - Western Dialysis
  • Whittles
  • Yirara College
  • Youth Hub

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

Garden and irrigation suppliers

  • Geoff Miers Garden Solutions
  • Bloomin Deserts
  • Wayne Tregea
  • Home Hardware
  • Mitre 10 Hardware
  • Watershed
  • Centre Landscaping


  • Al’s Plumbing Service
  • Araluen Plumbing Pty Ltd
  • DJ Gould Pty Ltd
  • Morris Plumbing and Gas Pty Ltd
  • Neil Poulton Plumbing
  • Flavell Plumbing
  • J & L Neate Pty Ltd
  • T & D Brown Plumbing
  • Morelli Plumbing and Gas
  • JC Services Plumbing and Leak Detection

 Real estate agents

  • LJ Hooker
  • The Professionals
  • Elders
  • Golden Home
  • First National Real Estate Framptons
  • Prestige Property Management
  • Whittles


  • Alice Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Territory Housing
  • Rotary Club
  • Probus Club
  • Alice Springs Youth Centre
  • Pathfinders Club
  • AFL Central Australia
  • Central Australia Rugby Football League
  • Malice Springs
  • Dusty Feet