Close Nav

The WaterWise Hotel

This product is proudly Australian Made

ISBN : 1-86283-037 1

Published Date : 01 January 1996

Product Code : F 64P 1996

Format : Free PDF for download

Manual of Best Practice - Water conservation in large hotels and resorts


Sally MacKinnon 

B.A. (Comm), Grad. Dip.Ed.

Wet Paper Consultant to the 

Gold Coast City Council WaterWise Program

The book describes how a group of engineers from Gold Coast City 5 star hotels networked to change hotel water practices in the lead up to a user pays water pricing policy.

Sally compiled the application for the Banksia Environmental Award for WaterWise Queensland.


The development and writing of this manual has been vitally dependent on many people and organisations. WaterWise Gold Coast would like to acknowledge the assistance of: 

The Director and Officers of Gold Coast Water, and Plumbing and Drainage Services, Gold Coast City Council

The Manager, Consultants and Officers, WaterWise Queensland.

Management and Staff of the Hotel Conrad Jupiters Casino

The Engineering and Human Resource Departments, Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast Hotel

The Engineering and Marine Sciences Departments, Sea World

The Engineering and Landscaping Departments, Royal Pines Resort

The Engineering Department, Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove

The Chief Engineer, Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort

The Engineering Department and Environment Committee, Ramada Hotel Surfers Paradise

The Horticulture Department, Currumbin Sanctuary

The Environment Officer, Warner Bros. Movie World

The Engineering and Purchasing Departments, Pan Pacific Gold Coast Hotel

The Engineering Department, Hotel Inter.Continental Sydney

The Food :Services Department, Wesley Hospital Brisbane

Platypus Water and Energy Conservation Systems

Griffith University Gold Coast, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of Business and Hotel Management

Gold Coast Institute of TAFE • Hospitality Department

Stuart TojpliS, Ecotourism Section, Australian Conservation Foundation

Tourism Training Queensland · Gold Coast Branch

Australian Institute of Hotel Engineers -Queensland and West Australian Branches

Commonwealth Department of Tourism

Commercial Irrigation Consultants

Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage -Industry Liaison Officer, Environmental Planning Branch

Teachers Information

First attempt at environmental water education in Queensland with industry and hotels



A Message from the Mayor 


Section 1 Introduction 

The importance of being Water Wise How hotels can conserve water 

How to start a water conservation program How to analyse hotel water use 

How to sell water conservation Implementation and evaluation 

Why a manual? 

Purpose of the manual 

Section 2 Case studies 



Installation of water saving technologies 

- Hotel Inter.Continental Sydney - a model Guest rooms 

- Hotel Conrad Jupiters Casino 

- Hyatt Regency 

- Sanctuary Cove 

- Ramada Hotel  

- Surfers Paradise Pan Pacific Hotel 

- Royal Pines Resort 


- Hotel Conrad Jupiters Casino Wesley Hospital 

Public toilets 

- Hotel Conrad Jupiters Casino Laundry 


- Currumbin Sanctuary 

- Royal Pines Resort 


- Leak detection 

- Sea World 

Water meter use and installation Equipment testing procedures 

- Sheraton Mirage 

Staff training and environment committees 

- Hotel Conrad Jupiters Casino Sheraton Mirage 

- Hotel Conrad Jupiters Casino 

Guest education 

- Green Island Resort 

Trade waste and its effect on water consumption 

Section 3 Resources 

Environment Protection Act 1994  

Gold Coast City Council plumbing and drainage services - by-laws

Contact lists