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In the past, the Murray Shire Council has used a timber post and rail system along their sporting grounds. With constant maintenance and replacement, Council member Luke Keogh believes the treated pine is a ‘thing of the past’. Recently, Murray Shire Council has ordered 100 bollards for around the Moama Sports Club. Not only do these new bollards look great, they will outlast timber, are maintenance free and, most importantly, represent amazing value for the council.

‘Recycled plastic is the future look that we, as a council, are after. It both benefits the environment and shows our local community that the council is very focused on sustainable products and outcomes.’

Congratulations  to Victoria’s Casey City Council for picking up the trophy for ‘Excellence in Green Purchasing’ at the 2009 ECO-Buy Awards.

Held at the National Gallery of Victoria on May 20, the ceremony aimed to acknowledge local governments and businesses for their green purchasing programs. The City of Casey has been leading by example for nearly a decade, purchasing more than 10,000 bollards, as well as signage, furniture and Enduroplank™ decking.

The council’s commitment to saving the environment by choosing non-timber alternatives is an inspiration, and the award is well deserved.

When Replas designed a 75 metre pedestrian boardwalk in Ferntree Gully, Knox City Council were so delighted with the finished structure that they had no hesitation in asking us to complete stage two of the project. The result is a stunning staircase that compliments both the boardwalk, and surrounding residential development.

The council had already realised the benefits of using composite fibre and Enduroplanking™ - competitive pricing, longevity and no maintenance. While the composite fibre is extremely strong, the fact that it is so light and comes pre-cut also meant the installation time was cut in half!!

Wonga Beach Caravan Park is located on a beautiful coastal area north of Mossman, in Far North Queensland. Cairns Regional Council wanted to make the caravan park more sustainable and eco-friendly, so they decided to use our recycled-plastic retaining panels as garden edging.

As these gardens beds will be constantly moist the plastic retaining panel was a much better alternative to a wooden retaining wall, that would no doubt rot away.

Replas’ new 100mm bollards have recently been installed at Victoria’s Dinner Plain Alpine Resort.

According to Alpine Shire Council’s Tendering and Contracts Coordinator, Dianne Mahlstedt, the recycled-plastic bollards blend in well with the environment and will serve their purpose nicely. 'The bollards easily identify what we need to protect without looking out of place.’

The new 100mm bollard has been a great hit since its release last month, with over 6,000 units being purchased.

 

 

Inspired by an article they had seen in a previous edition of Recycled Plastic News, Sam Fenney and Wayne Mason from Sorell Council, in Tasmania,  found a novel use for our large profiles when they decided to incorporate them into a fence they were designing for the newly renovated Pioneer Park.

They wanted a solution that was sustainable, long lasting and low-maintenance, but which also looked good. The council had previously used recycled-plastic bollards, from Replas, to define walkways and garden beds in areas which have a harsh marine environment. As a re


The large profiles were mounted horizontally to achieve the striking ranch-style fence. The park was further complemented by recycled-plastic bollards along paths and flowerbeds with recycled-plastic wheel-stops used in the car parks.sult of this experience Sam and Wayne were confident that recycled plastic was the right choice for them.

'I am very impressed with Replas’ products. It is exciting to see plastic waste benefiting the community and is great to be supporting a company that is diverting waste from landfill while saving trees, energy and other natural resources’, Cr Carmel Torenius, Mayor of Sorell Council.

 

Townsville Council, Queensland, recently decided to install a row of blue bollards in Blue Water Park. This vibrant colour is now available across much of our recycled plastic range, injecting a splash of colour to the location.

In addition to the benefits of recycled plastic, grass maintenance has become a simpler task as the cord cuts of a whipper-snipper do not cause splintering and rotting, as they did with the timber posts!

 

The seaside resort of Busselton in Western Australia is home to the longest jetty in the Southern Hemisphere, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty.

The beautiful beach alongside the jetty is popular with tourists and locals alike, and the council have recently installed some brightly coloured, undercover benches.

Swimming lessons are conducted on the beach, and swimmers and instructors are delighted as they can now comfortably sit in the shade, whilst their bags and equipment can be stored underneath the benches.

The local council was keen to use recycled products, and Replas was proud to supply the benches. The new addition to the beach has been a hit, with visitors jostling to get a spot.

Port Stephens Council, New South Wales, has recently installed a beach access staircase in Shoal Bay. Using timber or steel in a harsh coastal environment results in a relatively short life span for the product, making recycled plastic the ideal option.

The new staircase will not rot or splint, as the plastic does not absorb water, and there is no need for painting maintenance as the colour does not fade.

One of the latest installations completed by the City of Cairns in Queensland is this park redevelopment. Replas bollards have been installed to mark out ‘pedestrian only’ areas, and recycled plastic profiles have also been used to maintain the neat appearance of the garden beds.

Bollards and wheel stops have also contributed to distinguishing parking bays, and preventing vehicles encroaching on the parklands.