Daydream Island Resort and Spa holds permits within the framework of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA). This relationship is considered extremely important and is taken very seriously by Management. Daydream Island Resort and Spa continues to commit to environmental sustainability through: An Operational Environmental Management Plan (EMP)…
Daydream Island Resort and Spa holds permits within the framework of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA). This relationship is considered extremely important and is taken very seriously by Management. Daydream Island Resort and Spa continues to commit to environmental sustainability through:
- An Operational Environmental Management Plan (EMP) was prepared for GBRMPA covering a number of areas including Daydream’s Living Reef Outdoor Aquarium
- Daydream Island reports on its obligations to GBRMPA to ensure its regulations and those of the Environmental Protection Authority are met
- Every effort is taken to maintain the rainforest, ensuring the wildlife’s ecosystem is kept intact. The Island liaises with local Queensland National Parks and Wildlife representatives as required, particularly in terms of preserving the Island’s ecological integrity. Daydream also employs a staff member who is certified in the care of a wide range of wild animals
Long before Queensland’s worst drought on record reached crisis point, Daydream Island Resort and Spa had implemented water saving strategies. Waste water on the Island is recycled through the sewage treatment facility. A recent major upgrade means that the water produced is 99.9% pure water. While the water is fit for human consumption, Daydream Island Resort and Spa chooses to only use this water to irrigate gardens. So all of the water used to irrigate our beautiful gardens is actually recycled water.
Playing a small but significant role in monitoring Queensland’s water crisis, Daydream records rainfall on the Island daily, and send monthly reports to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Daydream is in the process of moving to energy efficient lighting. Regular maintenance is carried out and energy audits have been completed to enable the Resort to operate more efficiently as an ongoing project plan.
The raw sewerage is treated on site and its bi-product is taken away and used for landfill. Engine oil, paints and chemicals are removed by waste management contractors. We are presently looking at separating all cardboard and aluminium cans to add to our recycling program. Our used cooking oils are sent off island and reused as a bio-fuel in lieu of Diesel. All green waste is gathered and sent off site for mulching. A compactor is also used to try to minimise the number of times Daydream Island Resort and Spa requires the use of a barge to remove rubbish.
Water is conserved wherever possible such as utilising water reducing taps, water reticulation etc. Notices are placed in all rooms asking guests to make a conscious choice as to whether their bed linen and towels are changed daily.
There’s no other island quite like Daydream, on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. With a fringing reef a mere flipper’s kick from the beach and a Living Reef on the island itself, it’s an incredible place to not only live and learn about one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, but to experience it first hand.