GCCEC launches five-year sustainability strategy

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) has launched its five-year sustainability strategy, which provides a structured and staged approach to minimising the venue’s environmental impact.

GCCEC has adhered to the UN Sustainable Development Goals as guiding principles for its sustainability initiatives.

The strategy has been developed in consultation with GG Enviro environmental consultant Larissa Rose. It outlines what sustainability goals the venue has achieved so far, and the initiatives it will implement from 2024 to 2028.

Terry Murphy, GCCEC’s executive manager, property operations, says the sustainability strategy reflects the organisation’s dedication to being a leader in driving a more environmentally conscious events industry.

“We have taken our commitment to responsible operations a step further with the development and implementation of a five-year plan that sees us educate, act and deliver across multiple areas, from internal processes to offering support to clients and visitors to GCCEC,” says Murphy (pictured, above).

Since opening in 2004, GCCEC has implemented many initiatives that have resulted in responsible waste management, optimised energy usage, reduced water usage and the achievement of Master certification by EarthCheck, the world’s leading business advisory group specialising in sustainability and destination management for the travel and tourism industry.


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