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Darren Harrison and Garnet Radford from Logan City Council in Queensland recently met with Replas director Mark Yates at the Replas Environmental Centre in Victoria. Logan City will be home to the new Replas recycling centre in Queensland and the Business Development executives will assist with the establishment of the facility as well as spreading the good word throughout the local community.

Busy bees

The Replas Environmental Centre (REC) has been a hive of activity lately. In one huge day the centre hosted a conference for the Transfer Station Resource Recovery Centre Network with over 25 people attending, representing 18 metropolitan councils across Melbourne.

We also welcomed a group of over 60 community members from Maroondah City Council who had the opportunity to see what a difference their recycling makes.

Any reserves on fitness?

The latest addition to the Morris Williams Reserve in Bulleen, Victoria, is a range of outdoor fitness equipment from Replas. Manningham Council, who installed the equipment, found the process easy and the result now greatly adds to the amenity of the reserve. Outdoor exercise equipment is constructed from recycled-plastic, is self-guided and is a lasting investment to the reserve.

The equipment is long lasting, safe and hygienic, and with no moving parts require minimal on-going maintenance.

Who let the dogs out?

Logan City Council residents in Queensland that’s who. Ever since the council installed two specialised off-leash dog areas at Underwood Recreational Park in South Rochdale, local dogs think life is a walk in the park.

Two specially designed areas, one for large dogs and one for small dogs, include bridges, sitting platforms, weave poles and jump through hoops. Suitable for residents or professional trainers this equipment is constructed from super-strong recycled plastic and provides a fun way to exercise with your dog.

O Moama

During 2008 a group of people including parents, councillors and council staff, skaters, bikers and scooters, joined together to work towards achieving an upgraded community skate park in Moama. In 2011 the park was officially re-opened complete with a sturdy recycled-plastic sign that was built to last. Recently four new Oval Benches designed by Replas were installed, providing weary skaters with a stylish place to take a break.

Townsville trade show

Replas recently attended the Building for a Profitable Future trade show held by Townsville Enterprise in conjunction with the Townsville Council and Ergon. Held at the Mecure Inn in Townsville, the show was attended by real estate individuals, developers, builders and contractors. If you would like Replas to attend your expo call 1800 REPLAS to make a booking.

Lilydale Lake


Lilydale Lake, in Victoria, now features an excellent outdoor exercise facility in this scenic location. Rod Woolley, Play Space and Assets Supervisor, Yarra Ranges Council, said the council has a commitment to the environment and this was a major factor in choosing to install Fitness Trails® stations at six different locations throughout the park and surrounding areas.


According to Rod they have been, ‘surprised by the amount of use that the facility has got, ‘ listing local footy and fitness groups that make regular use of the equipment as well as general passers-by’.

 

Did you know …?

 

Recycled-plastic bollards are cheaper than timber. With the wide range available from Replas there’s one to suit your style as well as your hip pocket. More and more councils are realising the benefit of choosing a product which is not only low maintenance, but also utilises a resource that would otherwise go to landfill. Recycled-plastic eliminates the need to use our planet’s precious natural resources such as timber. Replas bollards provide rigid, resistant barriers to define boundaries or deter vehicle or pedestrian access  and are suitable for many applications particularly those that are environmentally sensitive. Protect your environment and preserve ours—make the ethical and economical choice.

Clever move by NZ council

 

New Zealand Replas distributor Metal Art has worked with Hutt City Council on many projects over the past few years with great success. When new picnic settings were needed at Avalon Park and the Alicetown Community Centre reserve, Metal Art worked in conjunction with the council to come up with a solution. The addition of chess boards to the new recycled-plastic settings was a clever strategy to ensure these parks attract even more visitors in the future. 

‘The new tables are a great way to encourage families to spend more time at the park. Avalon is what we describe as a ‘destination park. This means it attracts people from across the Wellington region. We want amenities that will give them lots to do when they get here … the Replas table settings are ideal.’ - Judy Robb, Horticultural Manager, Hutt City Council.

Traditional Look—Modern Solution

Kogarah City Council, NSW, wanted to replace an old picket fence at Merriman Reserve as the existing timber was deteriorating. They wanted the traditional look of a picket fence, but were frustrated by the high maintenance costs of timber.

Replas was able to match the style and colour of the old fence with recycled-plastic pickets which are very low maintenance and will never need painting. Damien Duggan, Parks Technical Officer at the council, said he found the installation process to be easy, adding that as a result of this experience, ‘Council would look at different products Replas produce to use in the future’.