Erina Fair and Lend Lease Retail are committed to delivering a sustainable future for all our stakeholders. We recognise the legacy of our activities and we are accountable for what we take, what we create and what we leave behind.
Erina Fair is continually working to reduce its impact on the local environment and contribute to the local economy and community. The centre is implementing a number of exciting initiatives as part of our commitment to sustainability. We are currently focusing on water saving initiatives where we aim to achieve zero water consumption and have introduced a world first on-site organic waste recycling system that produces mulch to feed our garden beds.
The recent replacement of water cooled woks in Asian restaurants with air cooled woks. 14 woks were replaced, each saving over 5,000 litres of water per day or an annual total of 25 million litres of water.
Daily inspections of toilets is in place and auto flushing of urinals have been disabled with the use of the Desert Cubes. Flow control has been fitted on all basins throughout the Centre, which reduces the flow rate to around 40% of the original flow rate.
No town irrigation is used and grass has been replaced with synthetic grass in the Hive.
Erina Fair is leading the way in water-saving with the introduction of a new Water Management System which should see the centre save 18,000 kilolitres of water annually, the equivalent of seven 50m Olympic swimming pools. The new Water Management System will harvest rainwater from the roof of Hoyts Cinema, Erina Ice Arena and the Kmart Mall which will increase the Erina Fair Shopping Centre recycled water storage capacity from 300 kilolitres to 1,700 kilolitres. The water saved will be used to supply non-potable locations (areas which cannot be used for drinking) within the centre such as cooling towers, car wash, toilets not including hand basins, and Erina Ice Arena.