The Salty Lime Co

Mar 1, 2024 | Case Study

The Salty Lime Co
Wedding Venue & Farm Stay
Darumbal and Woppaburra Country / Emu Park, Queensland

Established in 2013, The Salty Lime Co is a true slice of paradise, situated on 133 acres of green or dry pastures depending on the season, just a stone’s throw from the Capricorn Coast’s breathtaking beaches.

The rustic wooden location is a combination of farmhouse atmosphere and coastal retreat. It has several areas in which to hold events, including the “Ceremonial Hill,” a stunning timber decking that overlooks the Keppel Islands, surrounding verdant shrubs and the Finger Lime Orchard as well as glamping accommodation surrounded by 360-degree views of beautiful native bushland and ocean views.

The owners, Roxanne and Luke Hinton, are passionate about creating special moments and memories that last forever, and they also desire to leave a positive impact in their daily activities. To ensure their existing practices aligned with their values, they completed the Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard.

“We have always had a passion for caring for our environment and doing what we can where we can and always wanting to learn more about things that we can improve on. This was a fantastic opportunity to look over all of our current practices and redesign our policies and procedures,” said Roxanne.

Through completing the Scorecard they realised they had a lot to be proud of already, sharing that they’ve already taken steps to better manage their waste, reduce their carbon emissions and raise awareness about environmental conservation and the culture and history of the land they operate on.

The support of the Ecotourism Australia team and the valuable insights produced by their feedback report helped them consider the next green steps.

“It was very interesting to see where we can improve on, we are currently looking into more work on our Sustainable Management plans and Cultural impacts which we are very excited about as without this report we would have no idea what areas needed addressing.”
The Scorecard also improved their understanding of sustainability, leading to a more informed knowledge of best practices to disseminate within the team and with guests.

“We have taken away so much from this process and has made us look at certain aspects of our Farm and Business in a new way.”

“We are excited to implement changes where it is needed and feel we have a broader knowledge now about what we can do and how to do it.”
“I’m now enjoying teaching our Team and guests ways that can also follow our environmental practices and we have the knowledge behind us to educate them,” said Roxanne.

When thinking about their business’s desire to progress to Certification, Roxanne said, “We want to do our part to create a more sustainable future and attract environmentally conscious guests who prioritise supporting a eco-friendly business”.

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The Salty Lime Co completed their Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard on 26 September 2023 and is a snapshot of their current sustainability practices. The scorecard is not a certification and is valid for 12 months upon completion.

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