Perth’s Red Hill Auditorium is set to be the first carbon-negative venue in Australia

As live gigs start back up across Western Australia, Perth’s famous venue, Red Hill Auditorium, will become the nation’s first carbon-negative music venue. 

As Australians call for more environmentally conscious business practices, Red Hill Auditorium is going above and beyond to achieve carbon-negativity. 

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Photo: Red Hill Auditorium

Perth live music venue, Red Hill Auditorium, is set to be Australia’s very first carbon-negative venue, setting the bar for eco-friendly business ethics across the country. 

Representatives of the venue confirmed the exciting news via a press release, stating that the plan is set to be in full swing as of Summer 2020: 

“From this summer, for every show that hits Red Hill’s stage, the venue will contribute to the re-establishment of ecosystems in degraded farming land in the Western Australian wheatbelt, also known as the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor.”

“It will ensure more carbon is retained through the re-establishment of these ecosystems than what’s generated as a footprint of the show. The vision is to assist in the re-creation of a healthy, functioning landscape, restored after decades of habitat loss and degradation, and will become the new bushland that helps connect the Outback.”

Of course, this is not the first step the venue has taken to reduce its impact on the environment and improve sustainability. Red Hill Auditorium has long separated their rubbish for the purpose of recycling, something many venues have failed to do. They have also implemented a bus service so as to reduce car traffic to and from the venue, and have also started collecting rainwater in order to eliminate water waste. 

Music venues in Western Australia will be able to operate almost as normal from this Saturday onwards. The one restriction still in place is that pubs and live music sites have to adhere to the one-person-per-2-square-metre rule.