Allambie Heights Public School, NSW, Creates Stunning Floating Enduroplank™ Boardwalk

Allambie Heights Public School in New South Wales have recently installed a new floating deck boardwalk for their "Discovery Trail" within the school grounds with recycled plastic decking Enduroplank™ from Replas. Principal at Allambie Heights PS, Angela Helsloot, said they wanted a product that was "environmentally friendly and would not require any maintenance." The Enduroplank™ [...]

Enduroplank™ Boardwalk Overcomes Wetland Environment in Port of Bundaberg, QLD

"The Wallace Creek nature trail provides public access to environmentally significant mangrove wetlands that occupy a large area of the Bundaberg Port," explains Gordon King, Training and Employment Manager at Gidarjil Development Corporation. Gidarjil Development Corporation is an indigenous owned enterprise that provides a reliable, reputable base for a variety of programs and initiatives that [...]

Trex® Decking Made With Composite Fibre at Annie Wood Park in Mackay

A new bridge made with Trex® Decking and Replas composite fibre has been installed at the Annie Wood Park in Mackay Regional Council. 10 metres long and 1.8 metres wide, Ross Willis Parks Building Services Coordinator  has said, "we are certain the new bridge will be far less maintenance intensive than the old timber bridge [...]

Recycled Plastic Kingfisher Seat Has Best View In Coffs Harbour NSW

In Coffs Harbour NSW, situated on the Coffs cycle way lies multiple Replas Kingfisher Seats looking out into the water. Many residents cycle, jog, and take walks at this platform boardwalk every morning. The materials chosen for the furniture on the deck is the recycled plastic product, Kingfisher. The Coffs Harbour council chose it for [...]

Mid Coast Council Refurbished Boardwalk With Recycled Plastic Decking

Great Lakes Council, now known as the Mid Coast Council, has recently refurbished their 200m boardwalk in Forster, part of the Forster Tuncurry City. Using recycled plastic decking with Replas ensures a long lasting, durable product that will with stand the wet and harsh conditions in this environment. The boardwalk travels through a leafy marsh [...]

Blandowski Walk In Merbein Looks Good As New 3 Years Later

Nestled in Chaffey Trail, the 46 metre staircase popularly known as Blandowski Walk was constructed from recycled-plastic signage, furniture, and Enduroplank™ decking with a composite fibre sub-structure, offering exquisite views over the surrounding cliffs. Completed back in 2015, this lookout has provided many visitors with fantastic views that follow the river from Merbein through to [...]

Incredible Barron Falls Lookout Installs Enduroplank™ Platform

North Queensland is home to many beautiful sceneries, and is home to a lookout that has visitors coming from far and wide. Barron Falls Lookout in Kuranda is now home to a recycled plastic lookout made from Replas Enduroplank™. In such a remote area, it was important for the builders to have easy to use [...]

Trex®Appears at Bellbird Dell Park in Vermont South, Victoria

Named after the distinctive sound of the bellbird, the reserve consists of open space, shared trails, feature ponds, picnic facilities and playgrounds. All of this is within a natural bush-land setting, in Bellbird Dell Park in Vermont South, Victoria. And a new installation of Trex® decking was specified for the boardwalk material! Trex® has a [...]

A development fit for bursting into song

The new Yarrabilba development in Logan, South-East Queensland includes an impressive pedestrian and cycling bridge, decked in recycled plastic Enduroplank™. The bridge is 3.6 metres wide and approx 45 metres long and provides a vital link between local areas of the growing community. With its renowned durability and recycled plastic properties that reflect an increasing [...]

Good things come in threes at Patterson River

Parks Victoria has made great use of recycled plastic at the large boating facility at Patterson River in Carrum, Victoria. Recycled plastic fenders line the tie-up area for boat protection and ease of boarding and alighting, while the boardwalk itself is decked in long-life, slip-resistant brown Enduroplank™. Brown 100 mm square bollards complete the Replas [...]

Looking back

In 2016 Replas celebrates 25 years of producing recycled plastic products. Each month we look back at some of our oldest installations and see how they’ve stood the test of time. In 1999 a recycled plastic walkway was installed in Ngilgi Caves in WA. As the cave has a constant humidity level all year round [...]

The tide is high

Previously, a compacted road base walkway was regularly washed away or buried beneath the sand. Now with the design of a new 90 metre long boardwalk there is enough space underneath to allow water to flow through without affecting the structure. With saltwater corrosion a huge issue, a raised alloy boardwalk was previously chosen as [...]

Beachy keen

Residents of Middleton in South Australia love their beach, but access was becoming difficult due to a deteriorating old timber and chain boardwalk. After researching many products Alexandrina Council chose to install a recycled-plastic Enduroplank™ pathway. According to Bronson Symmonds, Coastal Maintenance Officer from Alexandrina Council the recycled-plastic decking stood out because, ‘This product addressed [...]

Riverwood boardwalk NSW

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 [...]

Seaport

Built in 2002 from Tasmanian Ironbark, the waterfront boardwalk at Seaport in Launceston, Tasmania had reached the end of its practical life after only 10 years. Even with regular maintenance, the Ironbark could not stand up to the tough climatic conditions of the area. After a very thorough and lengthy selection process, Enduroplank™ decking from [...]

On the right track

The Queensland Government and the Charters Towers Regional Council recently completed a joint initiative, the Towers Hill Walking Track. In June 2014 the walking track was built to connect the Charters Towers City to the iconic towers hill, featuring an 800 metre path and a recycled-plastic boardwalk. A covered area, seating, solar lighting and drinking [...]

Dubuji Boardwalk

Daintree National Park is a tropical area of wilderness, home to many popular walks in North Queensland. The Dubuji Boardwalk in particular is a cool, coastal mangrove swamp adjacent to the coast of Myall Beach, south of Cape Tribulation. The boardwalk is shaded by enormous fan palms, strangler figs and vines, a peaceful area home [...]

Diamond trumps granite

Replas Diamond Club members love a challenge and Queensland installer A.R.D. Project Group certainly had one when it came to building a staircase and boardwalk to provide easier access to the stunning Coomba Falls in Maidenwell. The brief was to replace an existing goat-track leading to the swimming hole. Not only did the steep terrain [...]

Protecting the habitat

Bulimba Creek Catchment Committee is a non-profit community group located in Brisbane, working to protect the environment. When the time came to perform remediation works of the Hemmant Parklands the group decided a Replas boardwalk was needed to protect the local fish breeding habitat. Constructed using Composite Fibre, Black Kick rails and specialised black Enduroplank™, [...]

Spot the Kingfisher

A raised boardwalk at the Sea Acres Rainforest in NSW offers easy access to the forest canopy and the variety of birdlife that inhabit it. A very special Kingfisher can also be found among the treetops. Not the feathered variety, but an environmentally-friendly bench made from recycled plastic that is durable and will not be [...]

A new perspective

This satellite picture shows a walking track throughout the Sydney Harbour National Park located on the north side of the Sydney Harbour. The black lines mark the recycled-plastic profiles which support the grating. The walking track is approximately 2km long and is popular with residents and visitors of Manly. Replas was chosen due to its [...]

Fearlessly rising to the challenge

Replas recently rose to a particular challenging task of creating an Enduroplank™ in black, differing from the traditional colours of brown or grey. The Ballarat manufacturing team stepped up and showed their ability to perform special customised orders. An incredible looking Enduroplank™ deck at Doughboy Parade, Murrarrie, Queensland was installed. A wonderful economically refreshing choice [...]

Upcycling inspiration

This St Kilda boardwalk has taken recycling to a whole new picturesque level. Replas took the offcuts from the Enduroplank™ decking and made it into outdoor furniture, creating this exceptional Daintree Seat. The seats are very versatile, available in free-standing or in-ground options, easily installed in this existing Enduroplank™ decking or any other structure.

A new world of choices

Replas was recently invited to meet with the Gold Coast City Council so that members of the natural area management team could select the colour for a new boardwalk. While Replas’ Enduroplank™ comes in a variety of colours, many other products such as seating and furniture also come in a variety of styles, and can [...]

Harnessing the sun

Replas’ Diamond Club Member Designer Decks have installed small solar lights in Replas’ Enduroplank™ to light up the way on a South East Queensland boardwalk. Demonstrating the product’s durability, the solar lights introduce an ambience and tranquillity to the boardwalk, as well as additional security. Slip resistant and easy to install, the Enduroplank™ is made [...]

Back to back with nature

Walk along Broadwater boardwalk in Queensland and there is something about the furniture that may not believe at first glance. In a time where the environment needs more attention than ever, the local council are taking the initiative by using durable recycled plastic—which also means that the “Kimberley” seat is maintenance free. Available in four [...]

Belle of the bay

In 2009 Clarence City Council, in Tasmania, chose Enduroplank™ decking to create a spectacular boardwalk at Kangaroo Bay in Bellerive. Five years on, the walkway which looks out over the Marina onto Hobart’s picturesque Eastern Shore still looks amazing. Replas large profiles provided the perfect long lasting solution for wharf fenders. The council capped them [...]

Shorty’s Staircase

A revisit to the boardwalk at Lennox Point, shows the beach pathway is still in pristine condition almost four years after it was installed. A plaque on the staircase commemorates Ron (Shorty) Connors who according to local legend was the heart and soul of surfing in the 60s & 70s. The long-lasting Enduroplank™ provides a [...]

All in the line of duty

Balnarring Primary School, in Victoria, raised money to redevelop the Nature Trail, winding through their precious flora and fauna. A team from local Navy base, HMAS Cerberus, along with Replas representatives Peter Patterson and James Renwick, went down to lend a hand with the installation of a new boardwalk made from recycled plastic Enduroplank™. Both [...]

New boardwalk on Magnetic Island attracts attention

The stunning new 710 metre elevated walkway on Magnetic Island in Far North Queensland was installed by Hutchinsons Builders. It is constructed from a combination of recycled-plastic Enduroplank decking and Replas profiles. Not only is the walkway a unique and robust structure, but the plastic contained in the materials was sourced from waste plastic collected [...]