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Our commitment to sustainability

At Claudelands we are committed to sustainability, we look at sustainability with a holistic approach to ensure we are doing our best for the full picture of our economy, community and environment. In June 2011 Claudelands reopened after an extensive refurbishment. The refurbishment was designed to be more environmentally sustainable as well as being able to adapt in future to meet more sustainable practices.

We recognise the impact that the events industry can have on the environment and endeavour to minimise the environmental impacts of all events and functions held at the venue. 

Our commitment to meaningful and long-lasting sustainability practices are guided by our branches of sustainability outlined below:

Our environment – Significantly reduce our environmental impact through a range of meaningful sustainable initiatives

Our community – Act as guardians of our city, helping to share and grow a healthy future through local partnerships, investments and initiatives to benefit future generations

Our people – Ensure our team, partners, contractors, clients and customers all connect to and support sustainable beliefs and behaviours

Our purchases – Always adhere to the highest sourcing standards to guarantee responsible, local and ethical purchases

Our green spaces – Maximise and manage our green spaces as living examples of our commitment to the environment


What sustainable initiatives are in place at Claudelands?

  • Use of rainwater for toilet flushing
  • Water flow restrictors on all taps and showers
  • Water sensitive taps in bathrooms
  • Movement sensors on all the back of house and bathroom lights
  • Storm water overflow is directed to a wetland which has been created on site
  • Building management systems to manage power and energy consumption
  • Halogen lighting being replaced with Led lighting
  • Glass, plastic, tin, paper, cardboard and bottle top recycling
  • Event food and retail packaging waste, bathroom and kitchen paper towels and grass clippings sent to commercial composting facility
  • Plastic pallet wrap recycling
  • Kitchen food waste sent to MPI accredited piggery
  • Consumable leftover food donated to Kaivolution
  • E-waste and battery recycling
  • All cleaning chemicals are environmentally friendly
  • Reusable land yard return boxes
  • Electronic document signing
  • Bicycle parking, marked walking route connecting to CBD and venue is on the main city bus route
  • Bee hives and meadow on site

What we expect from our staff and contractors

Claudelands staff and contractors have a vital role to play in achieving our environmental objectives.  We expect our staff and contractors to adopt sustainable practices in their day to day decision making and overall work roles.  Our staff will also assist in the process of educating and promoting environmental sustainability to all external stakeholders.


How can you help?

Recycling of waste

Waste separation bins are placed around the venue.  Please help by using the appropriate coloured bins around the venue for your waste and recycling.

Refilling of water bottles

For ticketed events, empty drinking containers no larger than 1.5 litres can be brought into the venue and filled at one of the water taps/fountains in our venue.

Getting to the venue

Claudelands is in a great location central to Hamilton’s CBD with easy accessibility for public transport, walking and bicycle routes and ample bicycle parking. We encourage you to consider your mode of transport to our venue.

Bicycle racks are available outside venue gates. Patrons need to supply their own locks.

Dedicated e-scooter parking areas are sign posted around the venue perimeter for major events.