If visiting Townsville, QLD., find time to walk or drive up Castle Hill for the view. Look out over the city below, the Ross River countryside in one direction, the sea and Magnetic island in the other. Castle Hill is particularly popular in the evening, as dusk settles, the sun sets and the city lights come on.

Castle Hill Lookout caters well for its visitors, and includes a number of sun shelters, now clad in recycled plastic. Townsville City Council found that timber wasn’t lasting long up on the exposed heritage-listed granite monolith. So they turned to 45 mm by 60 mm Replas profiles for the slatted roofs. The recycled plastic bends easy to create the pleasing flow effect of the design, it looks good and can be assured to last through tropical heat and wet.