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Townsville upgrades to recycled plastic

Several timber bridges in a Townsville estate, in Queensland, were rotting and needed lots of maintenance. Townsville City Council decided a better solution was to use recycled -plastic decking combined with composite fibre. Replas spent a half a day training council staff to install the materials and installation was so successful that they have now replaced five of the deteriorated bridges.

  

  

Enduroplank™ brings boardwalk alive

Cairns Regional Council replaced the timber pedestrian boardwalk at Deadman’s Gully in Clifton Beach, Queensland, was replaced with recycled-plastic Enduroplank™ decking.

The new 72 metre boardwalk, which leads from Upolo Esplanade through the Deadman’s Gully environmental reserve to the beachfront, will be slightly higher to help reduce flooding events and wider to accommodate wheelchairs and prams to pass each other.

Floating down to Minnie Beach

Minnie Beach, on Fannie Bay in Darwin, is famous for its markets and beachside eateries. An after dinner stroll along the beach has been made so much easier with the addition of five new floating beach access pathways made from recycled-plastic Enduroplank™. The pathways help prevent erosion while also protecting the surrounding vegetation.

 

Sutherland Shire ramps up commitment to the environment

Conscious of environmental issues, Sutherland Shire Council, in NSW, not only has a desalination plant, but they also recycle their plastic. Less than 3 kms from the plant, at Bonna Point, Kurnell, this boat ramp is made from Enduroplank™ recycled-plastic decking which is not only environmentally friendly, but also perfect in a marine environment as it is resistant to moisture and microorganisms.

 

No more timber for Mobo Creek Bridge

The Mobo Creek Bridge at Tinaroo, in Queensland, suffered damage after the devastating cyclone Yasi went through the area. The Queensland Department of National Parks decided to replace it with recycled-plastic Enduroplank™ decking which will handle this harsh environment with ease.

     

Launceston leads the way

Launceston City Council are the first in Tasmania to install a bridge made from Enduroplank™ and composite fibre. This wood free structure is not only sustainable, but offers superior strength and durability when compared with traditional materials.

       

Enduroplank solves the problem in a flash

The City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters, in South Australia, had three low level shared-use crossings along the Torrens River that were regularly underwater due to flash flooding and as a result the timber decking badly needed replacing.

The council needed a robust product that could weather the conditions and wouldn't rot or be affected by the marine environment.

Enduroplank™ decking was chosen and installed over existing steel beams by Replas Diamond Club member Punch. Replas also supplied new joists, bearers and capping for the bridges. As the bridges are regularly wet and are frequented by cyclists, the council chose to apply Replas Sand Coating which greatly increases the slip-resistance of the surface.

Neighbouring council the Town of Walkerville was so impressed with the finished structures that they are upgrading a nearby boardwalk with Enduroplank™ to match with the new bridges.

Head start on sustainability

A stunning boardwalk spanning the coastline of Lennox Head, NSW, was installed over 18 months ago. A recent inspection showed that the structure is still looking like new even in this exposed position. Installed by Ballina Shire Council it forms part of a network of sustainable low maintenance assets within the area.

After the storm

Storms in Queensland earlier this year smashed many boat ramps. Woodgate beach boat ramp near Bundaberg is undergoing a rebuild using Enduroplank™ recycled plastic decking. The work is being completed by Replas Diamond Club Member ARD Projects.

Island living

Cocos Islands is a territory of Australia, located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Christmas Island. In the early months of the year cyclones can occur. In these harsh conditions the timber on a local jetty wasn’t lasting. Replacing the timber with recycled-plastic Enduroplank™ has produced a stunning result that will withstand the exposed environment without any problems.