Kapiti Coast District Council installed an Enduroplank™ beach access way at Otaki, New Zealand, in 2011. Since then, the council has been keeping a close eye on its performance. Three years on the structure and the quality of the walkway is as good as the day of its installation, surviving all weather. When the council decided to upgrade their public beach access down the coast at Waikanae they had no hesitation in choosing Replas’ tried and tested Enduroplank™.
Residents and visitors of the popular west coast beaches no longer have to trek, with difficulty, through the dunes to get to the water. Those with walking difficulties can now get to the beach without complication. At two locations along the foreshore, brown Enduroplank™ planking has been laid to allow easy access from the nearby car parks.
The original pristine Otaki grey structure continues to flourish despite its age. The Kapiti Coast now has a total of 92 lineal metres of strong Enduroplank™ laid, including the Replas profiles utilised to support it. That’s approximately 6300 kg of plastic waste saved from landfill. Just think of all of the plastic bags saved in New Zealand, recycled and reinvented to create a long-term sustainable beach access.