Hurstville City Council, in NSW, proactively seeks to use sustainable resources for its asset management and procurement projects. So recycled-plastic Enduroplank™ decking stood out as the perfect material to use when it came to rejuvenating a 200 metre boardwalk through the Riverwood Wetlands.
Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Con Hindi, said, ‘The use of plastic boards are more durable than timber, they do not splinter and have the advantage of being rot and pest resistant and are much better suited to the harsh, salt water environment around the mangroves’.
According to the mayor, ‘By opting to replace the boardwalk with recycled plastic boards, Council has not only delivered environmental benefits coupled with cost savings over the life expectancy of the boardwalk which exceeds 40 years’.
Instead of needing constant maintenance this boardwalk is now an asset for the council, and the many visitors to this popular recreational area, to enjoy
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