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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.

When residents of The Great Lakes Council in NSW, apply for a memorial seat they now have the option of purchasing a hard wearing recycled-plastic seat from Replas.

Kris Koch, Parks Asset Officer at the council, says, ‘We tell the applicant that it is a seat made from recycled products, which they are happy to pay the extra for, as opposed to the timber seats’.

Kris says, ‘Everyone who has purchased a seat is extremely pleased with the final product and happy that the seat will handle all the elements thrown at it’.

Victoria's City of Casey had a problem with a badly eroded walking track alongside a local park and soccer field. Four deep depressions had formed along the path, and each winter they filled with mud and water, making the track unusable.

To fix the problem, the council decided to build a bridge over each depression, using composite fibre structures and Enduroplanks™. Installation and material costs came in under budget, and the council can now enjoy a maintenance-free solution to their problem.

Recently, Cardinia Shire Council in Victoria purchased new signage for their Aqueduct Trail, which runs through a forest. The largest considerations for the project were colour and sustainability, and Replas provided the solution. Blue was required as it is a corporate colour, and the longevity of recycled plastic made Replas signs the clear winner over all alternatives.


New South Wales' Narrabeen Lagoon is the largest of four coastal lagoons within the Warringah Council area, and has a surface area of two square kilometres. The lagoon supports an important aquatic ecosystem and is used extensively by the community and visitors for a wide range of recreational activities, including boating, fishing and swimming.

Given these conditions, the council chose to install recycled plastic signs to display lagoon information. Whereas a wooden or metal sign would quickly deteriorate, the recycled-plastic sign is unaffected by the harsh coastal conditions, and the blue colour of the sign highlights the coastal nature of the area.


In an Australian first, the Gold Coast Council has installed Enduroplank™ decking as a floating platform over soft sand—specifically designed to give wheelchair access right to the water’s edge.

Various other types of products had been trialled by the council before choosing Enduroplank™’, but the solid grooved surface of the Enduroplank™ decking provided an ideal non-slip surface for wheelchair accessibility.

The decking was laid on top of the sand using recycled-plastic bearers to hold the planks in place.

There was no need for piers into the beach as the whole platform interlocks. In this situation it will have a life span of over forty years.

The council said they liked that the, ‘grey colour of the deck blends in with the natural colours surrounding it, making it non-obtrusive’.  It also doubles as a pedestrian beach access which is very easy to walk on and will not burn the soles of your feet.

The project consumed the equivalent of over 35,000 plastic two-litre milk containers and saved about 85 cubic metres of landfill. The council says they are happy that they, ‘can use a product that is not only efficient in its application, but practical and environmentally friendly’.


After floods devastated the Gippsland region in June 2007, the Victorian State Government injected funds into the area to help repair some of the destruction.

One area badly affected was the coastal town of Loch Sport. The foreshore area was underwater for some time, resulting in extensive damage to the parkland and wooden walking track along the lake’s edge. When considering how to repair the track, Wellington Shire Council looked at various options, requiring a product able to withstand the harsh coastal conditions.

As shire residents are strong supporters of recycling and sustainability, the council decided that Enduroplank™ decking was the perfect solution, as it is maintenance-free and will outlast any alternative in such extreme conditions.


Brisbane City Council has been one of the first to take advantage of our new range of brown products. The council wanted to create an outdoor lunch and meeting area, but any solution needed to be mindful of the heritage listed tree root system.

Replas was able to provide a floating, two level deck, which has no piers going into the ground. Brown was chosen as the colour for the Enduroplank™, and black was used for the edging, creating a clean, stylish look. Because of the unusual shape of the platforms, furniture was custom built to accommodate the angles and lengths.

Council staff now has an outdoor area that is not only neat and comfortable, but helps protect the integrity of the trees.


Over the last few years, many regional municipalities all over Australia have turned to our recycled plastic products in an effort to save considerable expense in maintenance. Increased efforts to reduce reliance on treated timbers is making our non toxic, low maintenance product more and more attractive. Tamworth City Council is taking advantage of these benefits, as demonstrated in their purchasing of Replas bollards and seating.