Smithfield Centre is committed to delivering a sustainable future for all our stakeholders. We recognise the legacy of our activities, and we are accountable for what we take, what we create and what we leave behind.

Smithfield is continually working to reduce our impact on the local environment and contribute to the local economy and community. We have implemented a number of exciting initiatives as part of our commitment to sustainability. We are currently working on the areas listed below.

As of 1 January 2023 – Smithfield and our retailers have:

  • In total, Smithfield Centre and its retailers have recycled over 450.5 tonne, that’s equal to 20,952 shopping trolleys!
  • Stopped 31 elephants’ worth of food being wasted 
  • Diverted 50,934 Coffee Cups from landfill
  • Recycled the size of 12 humpback whales of cardboard 
  • We have saved 29,135 containers from landfill 
  • Repurposed 44,000 litres of water from our rainwater tanks, that is equal to 22 spa baths.
  • Smithfield Shopping Centre has saved enough electricity to power 22 average households per year.


In 2021, Smithfield Shopping Centre introduced a highly sustainable organics waste recycling system. In many cases, food waste is sent straight to landfill where it decomposes and creates harmful greenhouse gases. The innovative Pulpmaster system effortlessly transforms the gas produced into electricity and the food waste into recyclable pulp that is then used to produce organic fertiliser.

Energy Management Plan

We currently have an Energy Management Plan which analyses what we can do to reduce our electricity usage and reduce our impact on the environment. The plan details what measures will give us the most energy savings down to the smaller items. We intend to roll out as many measures over the current year to significantly reduce our consumption. Other measures that are not feasible over the current year will be implemented within the next few years. Reducing our energy consumption is a focus at Smithfield Shopping Centre.

Arbor Project

All of the green waste from tree lopping is mulched and kept onsite. This is then used in the centre’s garden bed throughout the year.

Simply Cups

For many, coffee plays a big part in our life. It also plays a big part in the amount of waste we produce, with millions of takeaway coffee cups ending up in landfill each year…until now. We have partnered with Simply Cups, Australia’s first coffee cup recycling program, allowing businesses and schools to close the loop on coffee cups.

Cleaning Products

We take pride in our cleaning performance in the Centre. Where possible, Smithfield Shopping Centre strives to use environmentally friendly cleaning products, repurposes rainwater for all pressure cleaning works and all toilet paper used onsite is made from recycled paper.

Lighting System

To cut down on energy use, all lights at Smithfield Shopping Centre are placed on timers. All of the centre lights have been upgraded to power efficient LED’s lights.

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