CCIA CEO Lyndal Gray presenting Silver Gumnut award to Brad Shiels representing the Urunga Heads Holiday Park.
CCIA CEO Lyndal Gray presenting Silver Gumnut award to Brad Shiels representing the Urunga Heads Holiday Park. CINDY WALDRON

Eco award for local holiday park

THE Urunga Heads Holiday Park has earnt a Silver Gumnut Award in recognition of their commitment to sustainable business practices at the 2012 Caravan and Camping Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner.

Lyndal Gray, Chief Executive Officer of the Caravan, Camping and Touring Industry and Manufactured Housing Industry Association of NSW (CCIA), said the Gumnut Awards, the Association's eco rating program, is an important initiative which recognises and supports commitment to responsible tourism practices.

"The Gumnut Award program assists businesses to develop environmentally and socially responsible management policies and practices that will lead the industry into a sustainable future," Ms Gray said.

"The program focuses on ten categories covering economic, social and environmental aspects with each level of the program: Bronze, Silver and Gold, representing increased commitment to sustainability.

"To achieve a Silver Gumnut Award, Urunga Heads Holiday Park undertook formal training and successfully developed and implemented an Environmental Management Plan identifying specific goals in 10 categories including energy efficiency, water and wastewater, biodiversity and local community."



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