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Heading to the Gold Coast these holidays? Why not check out the Gold Coast Caravan Park, not only is it located close to three of the major theme parks, but it also features a new 50 metre recycled plastic floating deck.
The caravan park needed a clean walkway to allow visitors to cross a grass area as when it rains it turns to mud underfoot. Having researched all the options Wayne Eaton, Manager at the caravan park said, ‘Doing the numbers this one bubbled to the top’.
The floating walkway complements the environment as it follows the natural contours of the ground. It was also quick and easy to install and will require minimal maintenance.

 

‘Our guests love it, & when they learn that it is made from approximately 45000 recycled milk containers it’s giving us wow factor in their eyes. This is a modern smart looking solution giving our park, I believe, a little X factor.’
Wayne Eaton, Manager, Gold Coast Caravan Park.

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’.

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.