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Bridge to better golf course management

At Settlers Run Golf & Country Club southeast of Melbourne, Victoria, an Enduroplank™ bridge takes golfers across a water hazard on the 8th fairway. The waterway is prone to flooding, which meant the previous timber structure was under constant repairs and maintenance. While attending a green keepers’ seminar held at Settlers Run recently, Replas’ Ben [...]

By | 2017-04-19T01:19:52+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Bridge to better golf course management

Sporting pursuits for all seasons

The $8 million Walker Rd Sporting and Recreation Precinct is a large development in Edmonton, Qld. that provides a hub for formal sport in the southern corridor of Cairns. The facilities will eventually cater for a total of nine competitive field sports, from cricket to vigoro, athletics to oztag. There is also a considerable recreational [...]

By | 2017-04-18T06:55:00+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Sporting pursuits for all seasons

A smooth ride on the river cycle way

City of Parramatta Council, NSW recently had to replace the old and weathered timber decking on Bill Brewer Bridge, which crosses a creek on the Parramatta river cycle way. The council chose to use brown Enduroplank™ recycled plastic decking, the non-slip, earth-friendly, sustainable option that blends in with the natural environment of its surroundings. The [...]

By | 2017-04-11T23:40:17+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on A smooth ride on the river cycle way

A modern cricket oval boundary for purists

At the Mark Taylor Oval in Waitara, NSW, Hornsby Shire Council has replaced the old, dented, rusted and weathered metal picket fence with a structure using environmentally sustainable recycled plastic pickets. And it looks a picture, the sparkling  white picket fence forming the perfect cricket oval boundary. The maintenance-free and durable nature or recycled plastic [...]

By | 2017-04-11T05:21:07+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on A modern cricket oval boundary for purists

Double the sustainability message at Fuller Park

Fuller Park, Edmonton, Qld. is a Cairns district recreational facility with BMX track, children’s playground, sports fields and picnic areas, where Cairns Regional Council recently installed some new-look signs. For durability in the tropical climate they chose to use recycled plastic signage products. To accommodate the information they wished to convey, they selected the plank-sign [...]

By | 2017-04-05T05:02:18+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Double the sustainability message at Fuller Park

Green by colour, green by nature

Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre is one of the most impressive sports and recreation arenas in the Southern Hemisphere. MSAC is recognised for its state-of-the-art aquatic facilities, such as the world’s first 50 m swimming pool with a moveable floor. So it is no coincidence that Replas recycled plastic bollards have for many years been [...]

By | 2017-04-03T04:01:41+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Green by colour, green by nature

Reserve perimeter fencing that’s got the looks

At Belvedere Reserve in Seaford, Victoria, Frankston City Council has made use of black recycled plastic 150 mm bollards with galvanized posts to create attractive post and rail fencing along the roadside. The fence stretches hundreds of meters around the reserve, its clean lines presenting a subtle yet strong visual barrier between park land and [...]

By | 2017-03-31T04:43:39+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Reserve perimeter fencing that’s got the looks

Seated right where the heart lies

A very special job went through our factory recently, when Mr Phillip Harding commissioned a recycled plastic memorial seat in memory of his late wife Rosemary.  Phillip chose to have the seat installed at the Finke River roadside stop between Alice Springs, NT and the South Australia border. This spot was the first place Phillip [...]

By | 2017-03-29T03:56:13+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Seated right where the heart lies

Speaking about recycled plastic products

Our man in South Australia Robbie Westley recently went along to the Rotary Club of Adelaide West for a presentation on Replas products. And his talk had quite an impact. Club members were blown away by what they heard about - all the great opportunities recycled plastic provides as a substitute for traditional materials. Describing [...]

By | 2017-03-29T02:33:03+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Speaking about recycled plastic products

In step with sustainable products at the park

When a set of recycled plastic steps was installed alongside a garden bed at the Ferguson Park playground in Bracken Ridge, Qld., there was full confidence that whatever the weather and usage they would do their job for decades to come. So on their first inspection a year after completion, we didn’t expect to see [...]

By | 2017-03-28T05:40:42+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on In step with sustainable products at the park

Resilience in the face of natural disaster

The Wollondilly local government  area south west of Sydney hit the news in June 2016 when wild weather caused extensive flooding there. At the flood’s peak, the main street of Picton, NSW had over 900 mm of water rushing through it and causing significant damage as it inundated surrounding properties. Knowing there were some significant [...]

By | 2017-03-27T05:55:39+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Resilience in the face of natural disaster

Cairns’ top seaside spot looks to Enduroplank™

Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon is a 4800 sq. metre salt-water facility in the North Queensland city that offers an all-year-round, safe location free of stingers and crocodiles. With its barbeque facilities, parkland, playgrounds, and nearby coffee shops, it’s the perfect gathering–place for locals and visitors to enjoy a day in Cairns. Incorporated with the lagoon’s [...]

By | 2017-03-24T03:12:00+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Cairns’ top seaside spot looks to Enduroplank™

A building product that’s durable, sustainable, and flexible

If visiting Townsville, QLD., find time to walk or drive up Castle Hill for the view. Look out over the city below, the Ross River countryside in one direction, the sea and Magnetic island in the other. Castle Hill is particularly popular in the evening, as dusk settles, the sun sets and the city lights [...]

By | 2017-03-23T04:37:58+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on A building product that’s durable, sustainable, and flexible

The quintessential beach access pathway

Shellharbour is a coastal local government area just south of Wollongong, NSW. and approximately 120 km from Sydney. When Shellharbour City Council provided a new beach access across the sandy foreshore, the decision to go with Enduroplank™ was as straightforward as the pathway they would end up with. The new 2400 mm-wide wide recycled plastic [...]

By | 2017-03-21T01:39:55+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on The quintessential beach access pathway

Stepping out on a walk in the rainforest

In Goldsborough Valley along the Wajil walk, Queensland Government’s Department of National Parks has used recycled plastic profiles to form staircases on the track’s steeper parts. The grey 200 mm x 40 mm Replas planks provide a highly effective solution at the site in Wooroonooran National Park. Using products made of recycled plastic, Parks staff [...]

By | 2017-03-20T04:59:41+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Stepping out on a walk in the rainforest

Mutual support with recycled plastic seating

For more than 15 years the communities of South Gippsland Shire, Victoria have shown their green credentials as fantastic supporters of recycled plastic products. Take for instance the Replas Daintree Seats that you see throughout the district when visiting or passing through. And while this street furniture looks like it was installed just last month, [...]

By | 2017-03-17T00:59:45+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Mutual support with recycled plastic seating

Have recycled plastic products, will travel

For Steven Pottinger, hitting the back roads and dirt tracks of Northern Queensland  is just another day at the  Replas office. Our intrepid Far North QLD rep pitches himself with alacrity into the harsh but beautiful environment that he calls home territory, constantly battling the heat, dust and whatever nature is inclined to throw at [...]

By | 2017-03-16T01:19:20+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Have recycled plastic products, will travel

Street furniture for the tropics

At Palm Cove, QLD  over 500 of our (145 mm) square recycled plastic bollards line the main street. The 145 mm square black Replas bollards are a feature of busy Williams Esplanade, which runs alongside the coast at this popular Cairns suburb and holiday destination.  Recycled plastic seats are also used at strategic locations along [...]

By | 2017-03-14T23:23:20+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Street furniture for the tropics

Looking out on an East Coast sunset

On Macaulay’s Reserve overlooking Park Beach, NSW, Coffs Harbour City Council recently replaced an old and weathered viewing platform with environmentally sustainable recycled plastic Enduroplank™ decking. The grey boards used here blend perfectly with the natural environment, which locals and tourists come to enjoy in big numbers. Running through the reserve is the Solitary Island [...]

By | 2017-03-09T22:50:40+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Looking out on an East Coast sunset

Best NSW picnic spots: it’s about location, location, location

Sussex Inlet is a beautiful body of water on the NSW coast just south of Nowra and approximately 230 km from Sydney. On its shore stands a recycled plastic table setting, which looks a picture in this tranquil and scenic location.  Not only does the Replas picnic setting with its blue slats on black supports [...]

By | 2017-03-09T02:13:26+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Best NSW picnic spots: it’s about location, location, location

Plastic put in its place on Great Barrier Reef

The tropical island paradise of Green Island offshore from Cairns, QLD, is home to over 120 native plant species and a colourful collection of bird life. The surrounding coral gardens host a rich diversity of marine life in all its abundance. Green island National Park is the only coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef [...]

By | 2017-03-08T04:15:56+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Plastic put in its place on Great Barrier Reef

From Canefields to Community in Cairns

Mt Peter Estate is a $1 billion residential estate just south of Cairns, QLD. The canefields of Edmonton are being transformed in stages into a lively community, with a large proportion of the new dwellings aimed at homeowners entering the market for the first time. The houses have been built by Kenfrost Homes, and the [...]

By | 2017-03-06T04:00:10+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on From Canefields to Community in Cairns

Beach access made simple for all at Hat Head

Heading for the water at beautiful and tranquil Hat Head, NSW, get down to the beach on the Replas recycled plastic ramp that combines access for 4WD vehicles and beachgoers on foot. The vehicle access structure is a combination of recycled plastic Enduroplank™ decking and chain, while pedestrians walk across a floating path of Enduroplank™ [...]

By | 2017-03-06T02:36:59+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Beach access made simple for all at Hat Head

Stepping down to a bit-of-a-secret beach

At Chinaman’s Beach, a short drive south of Agnes Waters, QLD, Gladstone Regional Council recently installed Replas Enduroplank™ to create a convenient set of steps down to the sand.  The council also used 145 mm brown Replas  bollards for signage, the whole recycled plastic installation producing a very tidy effect that makes visiting this out-of-the-way [...]

By | 2017-03-03T01:15:57+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Stepping down to a bit-of-a-secret beach

Thunder at the MCG

Thundersticks provide a great way to show support at a sporting event, but what happens to all that unwanted plastic once the game is over? The Melbourne Cricket Club has partnered with Replas and the RED Group to recycle the material. Some of it has even been used to create newly installed bollards at the [...]

By | 2017-03-03T00:43:01+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on Thunder at the MCG

Best uses for recycled plastic products: boat cabin tops

An order recently came in for some Enduromesh panels, and on learning what they would be used for we were surprised and impressed! The owners of a Murray River houseboat moored at Echuca, Victoria have used them on the roof. Doing their research, they decided that recycled plastic Enduromesh would be the ideal material to [...]

By | 2017-02-28T04:41:09+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Best uses for recycled plastic products: boat cabin tops

The many faces of Enduroplank™

Replas Enduroplank™ has multiple uses and comes in many guises. It can be seen in the form of beach access ramps, decking for pontoons, access points into tidal waters, pedestrian walkways, viewing platforms and even stairways. For users of public outdoor facilities the great practical advantages of recycled plastic Enduroplank™ are its ease of negotiation [...]

By | 2017-02-24T02:44:42+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on The many faces of Enduroplank™

Wooden pickets no match for recycled plastic

Back in the days of New Bay City Council, NSW, in 2011 to be exact, a recycled plastic picket fence went up on a public park out Botany Bay way. From the start the new fence drew positive public comment, with its  125 mm square green Replas bollard posts and matching pickets.Today that fence is [...]

By | 2017-02-22T03:21:52+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Wooden pickets no match for recycled plastic

Spreading the word about recycled plastic that’s for the birds

Mosman, NSW is a place of history and beauty eight km north-east of Sydney’s CBD on the lower north shore. The area is home to the world famous Taronga Zoo, as well as excellent harbourside swimming and recreation areas, top restaurants and a host of high-end retailers.   When Mosman Rotary Club invited Replas to [...]

By | 2017-02-19T23:59:15+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Spreading the word about recycled plastic that’s for the birds

More than just bowls at Frankston

Six months in and the Trex® deck at the Frankston Bowling Club, Victoria is still the talk of the club. When the game is done or when members are just calling by for a catch-up after work, the Trex®-decked outdoor bar space is the perfect place for a cold one on a hot Melbourne day. [...]

By | 2017-02-15T03:31:56+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on More than just bowls at Frankston

Staying fit at Brighton-Le-Sands now in Bayside Council

The Fitness Trails® exercise equipment at Brighton-Le-Sands, Botany Bay, NSW has proved itself over and over in the exposed marine conditions of its beachside reserve location. Made of recycled plastic, the components do not splinter or rot. And they need little maintenance, despite the many hours of use local joggers put them to for warming [...]

By | 2017-02-14T00:05:56+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Staying fit at Brighton-Le-Sands now in Bayside Council

Light, bright and easy to install

Recycled plastic wall–mounted benches have gone down well at the Carrum Downs, Victoria operation of Lite n’ Easy, providers of great-tasting and healthy meals delivered to your door. Lite n’ Easy asked Replas to supply this practical seating that is so easy to keep clean, after a decade of experience with other Replas products. Some [...]

By | 2017-02-13T01:48:17+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Light, bright and easy to install

Good things come in threes at Patterson River

Parks Victoria has made great use of recycled plastic at the large boating facility at Patterson River in Carrum, Victoria. Recycled plastic fenders line the tie-up area for boat protection and ease of boarding and alighting, while the boardwalk itself is decked in long-life, slip-resistant brown Enduroplank™. Brown 100 mm square bollards complete the Replas [...]

By | 2017-02-13T02:47:59+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Good things come in threes at Patterson River

A bright spot on a dreary day

It was a dull and drizzly day on Jackson Street and not one for al fresco dining. But that allowed us a close-up look at these Replas cafe tables in the historic Petone, New Zealand street. With Jackson’s Street’s popularity as a regional destination, these tables have seen a lot of lattes since their installation [...]

By | 2017-02-10T04:39:13+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on A bright spot on a dreary day

Camping in style at North Stradbroke island

Straddie Camping provides a series of beachfront camping grounds on idyllic North Stradbroke Island, QLD., a short driving distance from Brisbane and the Gold Coast and accessible by vehicle ferry or water taxi. The operators recently installed several Replas Premier Picnic Settings around the grounds, all in shady spots where campers can take a break [...]

By | 2017-02-08T23:48:29+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Camping in style at North Stradbroke island

Steel works!

Recycled plastic Enduroplank™ was chosen as the perfect decking material to complete the Wakehurst Parkway Pedestrian Bridge at Elanora Heights in NSW. Replas Pro installer, Steelworks Engineering, fabricated and installed the bridge which provides an attractive and safe pathway for pedestrians and cyclists. Made from recycled plastics that would have otherwise gone to landfill, the [...]

By | 2017-02-07T03:45:33+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Steel works!

Camping as it was meant to be at Agnes Water

Workmans Beach Camping Ground is a wonderful place a little off the usual tourist trail. Located 90 minutes’ drive from Gladstone on the south/central Queensland coast, Agnes Water is is a lovely, peaceful surf town that boasts fine beaches with crystal clear water and largely-deserted expanses of sand. Gladstone Regional Council recently installed Replas 145 [...]

By | 2017-02-07T00:05:47+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Camping as it was meant to be at Agnes Water

Happy campers have dry feet

In 2012 we reported on a floating Enduroplank™ path that had been installed at Gold Coast Holiday Park in Helensvale, Queensland.  It was needed to provide dry footing across a grassed area, which becomes very wet and soft when the heavy rains fall. A recent inspection of the pathway showed that even after more than [...]

By | 2017-02-06T03:37:21+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Happy campers have dry feet

Bollards fit for a place that’s picture-perfect

At Lake Dyer Caravan Park and Camping Ground, staff are part way through replacing the site’s old timber bollards with 100 mm recycled plastic bollards in black. Not only do the new bollard posts look great, they have virtually eliminated maintenance. Importantly, termites won’t touch Replas bollards, made of recycled plastic. Picture-perfect Lake Dyer is [...]

By | 2017-02-06T03:03:22+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Bollards fit for a place that’s picture-perfect

New cricket oval seating is a great catch

There’s some nice new Replas seating around the boundary at Corowa, NSW’s cricket oval. Under the guidance of parks manager Darren Harvey, who is enthusiastic about recycled plastic products, Federation Council installed the Kimberley seats and Premier Picnic Settings in time for the season. And the new recycled plastic furniture has bowled visitors over. It [...]

By | 2017-02-02T23:49:00+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on New cricket oval seating is a great catch

Making a good impression out on the highway

A friendly rural community, Hay, NSW is situated on the picturesque Murrumbidgee River, about halfway between Sydney and Adelaide and 400 km north of Melbourne. Travellers arrive in Hay Shire via the Sturt, Mid-Western or Cobb Highway, which all intersect in the busy Riverina town. Hay Shire is a strong supporter of sustainable products, and [...]

By | 2017-02-02T01:20:22+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Making a good impression out on the highway

We’ve got the sheets!

Recycled-plastic sheeting is one of our most versatile products. It is easy to clean, and will resist damage from corrosive chemicals that would destroy most metal panels making it perfect for animal enclosures, industrial use, or any situation that requires a durable solution. New year special $130 per sheet* *Grey only, 10 mm thick, 2.4 [...]

By | 2017-01-31T00:29:10+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on We’ve got the sheets!

Four-legged fun

Dog Agility parks offer a fun way to exercise and socialise your dog. Paul Cooper, Environmental Service Manager at Timaru District Council in NZ explains why they chose recycled plastic when installing a new Dog Park: ‘It was established with a dog owning community that there was a need for a dog park, an area [...]

By | 2017-01-31T00:20:58+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on Four-legged fun

Sheeting makes a statement

With a little imagination recycled-plastic sheeting can produce spectacular results. Sheeting was used at the Anderson Court Adventure Park in SA to create a range of interesting and vibrant structures. Erica Vidinis, Landscape Architect, Campbelltown City Council, SA, said ‘This Project had a strong environmental focus and Council were committed to using sustainable materials. Replas' [...]

By | 2017-01-30T23:03:20+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on Sheeting makes a statement

Also New In Bollards

We’ve just added a brand new bollard to our range! The Heritage Bollard combines traditional elegance with modern design. It’s unique hollow construction makes it lightweight and easy to install. It is highly durable and features an in-built collar and decorative routing. To create this level of detail in a wooden bollard would mean a [...]

By | 2017-01-30T22:00:48+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on Also New In Bollards

New year, new range

You’ve told us you love the durability of our products, but want to see more contemporary designs. Well we’ve listened and in 2017 we bring you some brand new additions to our range. Daintree Select Offers a more contemporary style with the same relaxed feel of the original Daintree. Available in a choice of colour [...]

By | 2017-01-30T21:52:09+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on New year, new range

Check out Central Coast Council’s new picnic tables

Central Coast  Council recently installed three Replas Premier Picnic Settings outside its building in Wyong, NSW.  The recycled plastic furniture has been well placed under large trees that give welcome shade to passersby, visitors to the building and council people on their breaks. From the range of Replas colours available, staff selected brown recycled plastic, [...]

By | 2017-01-30T00:29:22+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Check out Central Coast Council’s new picnic tables

Summertime’s a great time in Moama

Over the last 12 months we’ve been reporting on riverside developments in Moama, NSW. Recently the Murray River town took delivery of a further 200 brown 100 mm recycled plastic bollards at Deep Creek Marina. Their installation expands the use of Replas bollards and Enduroplank™ decking that the local council opted for in this popular recreational [...]

By | 2017-01-25T00:48:43+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Summertime’s a great time in Moama

A splendid Fitness Trail in a stunning location

The harbourside Sydney suburb of Rushcutters Bay has a new year-round attraction, a recycled plastic Exersite installed in December 2016. Set against the marina and with the stunning harbour vista beyond, the superb set of fitness trail equipment occupies a prime location in this world-class boat harbour precinct. The modern, sustainably produced Exersite kit replaces [...]

By | 2017-01-12T02:00:26+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on A splendid Fitness Trail in a stunning location