Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park is committed to protecting the environment in which it exists. Recognising the importance of our location within Cape Hillsborough National Park, we will abide by all legislative and regulatory requirements under the Work Health and Safety Act, Work Health and Safety Regulations, and the requirements of the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.
Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park understands the benefits of environmental management and will fulfil its legal and community duty by taking all reasonable and practicable measures to prevent or minimise harm to the environment. Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park will promote environment awareness amongst all staff to increase an understanding of environmental matters. Educating our visitors and guests will also form part of our environmental management program.
To achieve these objectives, we will:
- Maintain or enhance our product while minimising our resource use and operating costs
- Achieve compatibility between economic development and the maintenance of the environment ensuring proper consideration is given to the care of the flora, fauna, air, land, water and the community
- Comply with local and state government legislation and guidelines relating to the impact of business on its surrounding environment
- Provide a safe and clean environment
- Limiting the impact that the business has on the surrounding environment through thoughtful and careful management of its activities.
Our Sustainable approach includes the following:
- Provision of low-level lighting near the beach to prevent turtles being misled during laying season
- Re-use of discarded or unwanted resources that can be repurposed within the park grounds/office
- 100% recycle all waste water via our onsite treatment plant to be redistributed onto gardens and lawn
- Shower heads are low flow
- Toilets are dual flush
- Hot water heated on demand only, by gas
- Guests are provided tips for a sustainable stay within their check-in brochure
- Use of electric powered buggies
- Installation of eco-friendly washing machines
- Recycling programs in place for paper / cardboard and drink containers
- No intentional feeding of wildlife
- Wildlife carers with the provisions of being a location to re-release wallabies and kangaroos that have been nursed back to health
- Welcoming biology and school students to immerse themselves in the natural surrounds, discover the local wildlife, understand the volcanic foundations and provide excursions of our treatment plant to see how waste water can be recycled and reused