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Jun 05, 2021

Spicers Peak Lodge has just completed a comprehensive energy reduction upgrade and retrofit, as well as its own new solar array being installed this month, reports Ocean Road Magazine Online. The Luxury Lodge of Australia sits at the heart of a 2000-hectare private nature reserve – one of the largest in Queensland – enveloped by the World Heritage-listed Main Range National Park and the Great Dividing Range, within an arc of spectacular mountains on the Scenic Rim known as Queensland High Country. The property was first established in 2006, and since then has grown its business with purpose, sustainability and positive effect. 

In 2020, Spicers Retreats announced a $2m renewable energy project in conjunction with the Queensland Government which will see diesel power generators replaced with renewable hydrogen storage, an energy source that creates only water vapor during its production and use which is set to be completed by the end of June 2022.

“Protecting and enhancing the environment, particularly in South East Queensland where we grew up, has always been a passion of ours,” – Jude Turner, Spicers Retreats founder and joint head of the Turner Family Foundation, an organisation dedicated to preserving Australian land and wildlife.

“We hope our projects will not only help to preserve our environment for future generations but also inspire other individuals and businesses to do the same.”

Among other green initiatives, Spicers Peak Lodge’s restaurant, The Peak, has replaced the plastic prep containers in the restaurant kitchen with stainless steel. It uses a specialist recycler for thousands of latex chef’s gloves and works only with suppliers who agree to eliminate styrofoam boxes and plastic bags from their deliveries, reducing the amount of waste that enters the premises in the first place. A compost machine dehydrates food waste and anything left over goes on the kitchen garden. 

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