At one popular beach in New Zealand, quick and convenient access for surf lifesaving equipment has improved thanks to the addition of a floating ramp made from recycled plastic Enduroplank™. Alex Polglase, Whiritoa Lifeguard Service Patrol Captain, said, ‘When you can rely on your equipment, it means you can concentrate on what matters—people’s safety’.
Despite being almost buried by the shifting sands the structure works perfectly. Alex said, ‘I am over the moon that this is a system I can forget about, because it just works!’
Midge Point, just outside of Mackay in Qld, is a popular spot for boating enthusiasts, but access was difficult as the sand gets very boggy when launching boats in the water. Two new ramps, funded by Mackay Council and installed by Diamond Club Preferred Installer Plants Whitsunday Landscaping, have solved the problem.
Matt Stokes from Plants Whitsunday Landscaping said Enduroplank™ provided the perfect solution because it is, ‘resistant to corrosion and rot, while providing a strong anti-slip solution, adding that, The beauty of the Replas products are they perform well and are a cost effective solution’.
The area is prone to cyclones and shifting sands so once complete, recycled-plastic bollards were installed along the edges to ensure drivers don’t deviate off the sides of the boards.