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 [...]

By |May 8th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on A development fit for bursting into song

Amenity furniture for the exposed airport environment

Many years ago Banana Shire Council, QLD. used a variety of recycled plastic products to landscape the entrance to Thangool Aerodrome. To house the airport’s main entrance sign, a garden bed was created using Replas Garden Panel, while 125 mm Replas bollards with high-visibility insert discs were installed on both sides of the entrance. Now, [...]

By |May 5th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Amenity furniture for the exposed airport environment

Sporting pursuits for all seasons

The $8 million Walker Rd Sporting and Recreation Precinct is a large development in Edmonton, Qld. that provides a hub for formal sport in the southern corridor of Cairns. The facilities will eventually cater for a total of nine competitive field sports, from cricket to vigoro, athletics to oztag. There is also a considerable recreational [...]

By |April 18th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Sporting pursuits for all seasons

Double the sustainability message at Fuller Park

Fuller Park, Edmonton, Qld. is a Cairns district recreational facility with BMX track, children’s playground, sports fields and picnic areas, where Cairns Regional Council recently installed some new-look signs. For durability in the tropical climate they chose to use recycled plastic signage products. To accommodate the information they wished to convey, they selected the plank-sign [...]

By |April 5th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Double the sustainability message at Fuller Park

A building product that’s durable, sustainable, and flexible

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 [...]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on A building product that’s durable, sustainable, and flexible

Stepping out on a walk in the rainforest

In Goldsborough Valley along the Wajil walk, Queensland Government’s Department of National Parks has used recycled plastic profiles to form staircases on the track’s steeper parts. The grey 200 mm x 40 mm Replas planks provide a highly effective solution at the site in Wooroonooran National Park. Using products made of recycled plastic, Parks staff [...]

By |March 20th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Stepping out on a walk in the rainforest

Plastic put in its place on Great Barrier Reef

The tropical island paradise of Green Island offshore from Cairns, QLD, is home to over 120 native plant species and a colourful collection of bird life. The surrounding coral gardens host a rich diversity of marine life in all its abundance. Green island National Park is the only coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef [...]

By |March 8th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Plastic put in its place on Great Barrier Reef

From Canefields to Community in Cairns

Mt Peter Estate is a $1 billion residential estate just south of Cairns, QLD. The canefields of Edmonton are being transformed in stages into a lively community, with a large proportion of the new dwellings aimed at homeowners entering the market for the first time. The houses have been built by Kenfrost Homes, and the [...]

By |March 6th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on From Canefields to Community in Cairns

Stepping down to a bit-of-a-secret beach

At Chinaman’s Beach, a short drive south of Agnes Waters, QLD, Gladstone Regional Council recently installed Replas Enduroplank™ to create a convenient set of steps down to the sand.  The council also used 145 mm brown Replas  bollards for signage, the whole recycled plastic installation producing a very tidy effect that makes visiting this out-of-the-way [...]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Stepping down to a bit-of-a-secret beach

Happy campers have dry feet

In 2012 we reported on a floating Enduroplank™ path that had been installed at Gold Coast Holiday Park in Helensvale, Queensland.  It was needed to provide dry footing across a grassed area, which becomes very wet and soft when the heavy rains fall. A recent inspection of the pathway showed that even after more than [...]

By |February 6th, 2017|Blogs|Comments Off on Happy campers have dry feet

The shape of plastic bags to come

This Beachcomber seat was made from recycled plastic, much of which first used as banana protection bags in North Queensland plantations. No better way to use a waste product than to create an identifiable symbol of what can be done with plastic recycling. Thanks for this great initiative go largely to Heidi Taylor of Tangaroa [...]

By |November 18th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on The shape of plastic bags to come

The perfect fit for The Ecovillage

The Ecovillage at Currumbin is a sustainable community currently home to over 300 residents. Located in the Gold Coast hinterland of south-east Queensland seven minutes’ drive from beautiful Currumbin Beach, The Ecovillage has received numerous accolades including the International Real Estate Federation’s ‘World’s Best Development Award’ in 2008. The Ecovillage was in need of a [...]

By |July 4th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on The perfect fit for The Ecovillage

Heritage Listing no Barrier to using Brolgas

At the ever-popular Wynnum Wading Pool, Brisbane City Council recently replaced rotting timber bollards with smart new recycled plastic alternatives. Contractor Origin Fencing Pty Ltd installed 400 Brolga bollards at the heritage-listed site on the foreshore of Moreton Bay in the suburb of Wynnum. The material Replas uses in manufacturing that number of Brolga bollards [...]

By |May 10th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on Heritage Listing no Barrier to using Brolgas

Access all areas

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 [...]

By |February 15th, 2016|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on Access all areas

An Installation of Historical Importance

The service of a famous Australian submarine is recognised in a fascinating display at Kallangur, QLD. In 1915, HMAS AE2, known as the ‘silent’ ANZAC,  was the first submarine to penetrate the Dardanelles Strait to the Marmara Sea, on the very morning ANZAC soldiers landed at Gallipoli. AE2 was also the first Royal Australian Navy [...]

By |February 11th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on An Installation of Historical Importance

Smashing Records

Wow this has got to break some record-The Fence Shop QLD installed over 100 x 100mm Replas Bollards at Cairns Airport last year alone! The bollards blend seamlessly with the surrounds and ensure that cars and the like are kept off the lush green park areas. Cairns Airport is one of QLD's most strategically important [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Blogs|Comments Off on Smashing Records

Replas Products are Everywhere, just ask the Traveller

It is always good to get feedback on our products from people in the community. After all, they are why we’re here. Replas is a long-standing employer in Ballarat. Recently local resident Mr Ray Croft kindly took the time to send a message after returning from a three month holiday in the top end of [...]

By |December 14th, 2015|Blogs|Comments Off on Replas Products are Everywhere, just ask the Traveller

Replas at the Queensland Energy & Mining Expo

Our Queensland team recently attended the Energy & Mining Expo held at Toowoomba Showground. Their display trailer was a big hit among Expo-goers who had never before been so close up to our recycled plastic products. From day one great interest was shown in the practical applications and sustainability features of Replas products, and how [...]

By |December 9th, 2015|Blogs|Comments Off on Replas at the Queensland Energy & Mining Expo

Step up to summer

Sarina Beach in Mackay, Queensland is set for summer with the addition of five new beach access staircases. Two of the accesses are brand new and three have replaced timber staircases that suffered damage from storms and king tides. Replas Diamond Club Member Matt Stokes from Plants Whitsunday and his team installed the staircases and [...]

By |October 7th, 2015|Newsletter Items|Comments Off on Step up to summer

Milton turns RED

The Hon Dr Steven Miles MP, Minister for the Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef, visited Milton State School in Brisbane, Qld to unwrap a very special seat. The students have embraced the REDcycle program which allows consumers to recycle flexible plastic packaging through supermarkets. The seat [...]

By |August 18th, 2015|Blogs|Comments Off on Milton turns RED

The Brolga barrier

The Brolga Bollard recently took on a new challenge, supporting a car park barrier post. Especially designed in our Replas Queensland manufacturing plant the barriers are tough and long-lasting. The rail, an 8 meter width made of composite fibre, is confidently held by the bollards. This material is extremely lightweight in comparison to other traditional [...]

By |March 23rd, 2015|Blogs|Comments Off on The Brolga barrier

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 [...]

By |March 16th, 2015|Blogs|Comments Off on On the right track

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 [...]

By |March 9th, 2015|Blogs|Comments Off on Dubuji Boardwalk

Hopping into sustainability

The Ecovillage at Currumbin is an award winning sustainable development located in South East Queensland. The village recently needed to replace all of the rotting timber signs around the area. Replas recycled-plastic signs were a unique, sustainably fitting option which stood out. Building a house in the ecovillage means meeting specific requirements which encourage sustainable [...]

By |January 27th, 2015|Blogs|Comments Off on Hopping into sustainability

Out with the old, in with the new

Normally stationed closed to water, traditional timber bollards often have a limited lifespan. However, the Replas Brolga Bollard - made of recycled-plastic in Queensland from Queensland waste - has no such troubles, given its unaffected by moisture. This resistance means that its sleek design will remain intact, as will its stability. These bollards make for [...]

By |January 12th, 2015|Blogs|Comments Off on Out with the old, in with the new

Why Replas bollards? Why not?

We asked Fraser Coast Regional Council in Queensland why they turned to recycled plastic bollards after the Mary River area flooded in 2013 and this is what they had to say: 'Prior to the 2013 floods an array of different bollards were used within Petrie Park, comprising of timber, composite & recycled plastic. While the [...]

By |December 16th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on Why Replas bollards? Why not?

No limits

If you think bollards can only serve one purpose, you're wrong. Banana Shire Council have taken innovation to the next level with Replas by converting the 125mm square bollards into a tough vehicle barrier. Not only does this prevent cars from entering Biloela park, ensuring children's safety, it's also fittingly designed for tough outback conditions. [...]

By |September 15th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on No limits

Award-winning sustainable community signals a positive future

The Ecovillage at Currumbin is renowned for being an international award winning sustainable community located in South East Queensland. The area is just minutes away from the famously beautiful Currumbin Beach on the Gold Coast. Its design and sustainability leadership has grown over the years, the community is now home to over 200 people. What [...]

By |September 12th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on Award-winning sustainable community signals a positive future

A long-lasting ethical alternative

The new Brolga Bollard is particularly at home in coastal or wetland areas. This is perfect for the Queensland area, who are currently replacing many timber bollards and upgrading their parks. The Brolga Bollard is made to last, providing you with a reassurance that they won't rot or need painting as they're extraordinarily low-maintenance. What [...]

By |September 12th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on A long-lasting ethical alternative

Keeping you in the game

What's a game of tennis without spectators cheering you on? Thanks to Replas, residents at the University Gardens Townhouse Estate in Salisbury, Queensland, now have a sustainable seat to watch the tennis. The Kingfisher Seat offers maximum comfort for those long games outside in the sunshine and is virtually maintenance free.

By |August 29th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on Keeping you in the game

Out with the old and in with the new

The banks of the Brisbane river recently received a make over to fit its beautiful surroundings. The Brisbane City Council has replaced the existing timber bollards with the new Brolga Bollard at the Colmslie beach reserve. The new bollards are a tougher, longer-lasting alternative to timber and clearly mark the boundaries of the reserve.

By |August 29th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on Out with the old and in with the new

A-MAZE-ING, get lost in the fun

Banana Shire Council has decided to design and build a children's maze with a difference in the town park at Biloela, Queensland Over 100 Replas' bollards have been used as main supports for the panels during the project. Since our bollards don't split, rot or have any chemical treatment this special, safe, wheelchair-friendly maze will [...]

By |August 24th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on A-MAZE-ING, get lost in the fun

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 [...]

By |July 25th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on Fearlessly rising to the challenge

Big brands raising big awareness

Many corporations are making a conscious effort in relation to their recycling activity. Replas supports such innovative, environmentally friendly, forward thinking corporations, including Energex. Energex recently participated in World Environment Day, making a positive difference at their eagle farm facilities in Brisbane.

By |July 18th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on Big brands raising big awareness

A sign for the future

What better way to compliment and identify Replas' new operation in South East Queensland than a new sign? The recently installed triple plank sign and Brolga Bollards are incredibly long-lasting and low maintenance, showcasing the customisation opportunities available for Replas' signs. The sign was installed by Diamond Club member Uri in just a short few [...]

By |July 18th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on A sign for the future

Out of the ashes comes… something positive

The new Replas Recycling & Manufacturing Operations in South East Queensland is well on its way to addressing clients needs in the Queensland market. Approximately 18,000 kilos of plastic-waste packaging materials have been converted to finished products, and they are now being prepared for delivery to our local customers. The facility is supported with assistance [...]

By |June 28th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on Out of the ashes comes… something positive

Wheel stops come to life

Located in the heart of Brisbane, Replas’ wheel stops not only assist in safe parking but also protect gardens, property, and local wildlife. They are a tough and light-weight alternative to concrete stops, and can be routed with text to make them exclusive to your company or organisation. Replas’ wheel stops come in a variety [...]

By |June 23rd, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on Wheel stops come to life

Taking corporate responsibility

The Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) is in support of the REDcycle program ran by Redgroup, Coles and Replas. All Coles supermarket plastic shopping bags collected via the Queensland project are recycled, showing a commitment to making a difference to the environment. These bags are stored in boxes with huge capacities ready to be productively made [...]

By |June 18th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on Taking corporate responsibility

An abundance of choice

The new uniquely designed Replas' Brolga Bollard is proving a popular product. Named after the iconic bird emblem of Queensland, this particular bollard was a perfect fit for Toowoomba Regional Council who took a delivery earlier this year. The Brolga Bollard is especially at home in coastal areas, easily installed and long lasting.

By |June 18th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on An abundance of choice

Going green at Hemmant

Brisbane City Council has used Replas' Marion Bollards to protect the boundary of their new local park. The park, located at Hemmant in Brisbane, features 112 low maintenance recycled-plastic bollards which deter vehicle and pedestrian access. Replas' bollards are extremely versatile, available in a range of sizes and will not split, crack, rot or need [...]

By |June 16th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on Going green at Hemmant

Keeping nature where it belongs

A recent visit to Coomba Falls in the South Burnett Region, Queensland, saw the introduction of Replas’ 100 millimetre square bollards to the car park. Having been installed to prevent cars parking too close to the start of the famous Replas Enduroplank™ staircase, these highly customisable bollards do nothing to take away the astounding beauty [...]

By |June 11th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on Keeping nature where it belongs

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 [...]

By |June 8th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on Harnessing the sun

Enter the wild… safely

When walking through the wilderness it’s especially important to know that you are safe and in good hands, but sometimes rough terrain can turn a peaceful stroll into a nightmare. Don’t panic, there is good news on the horizon! Located at Maidenwell in the South Burnett Region is the famous Coomba Falls swimming hole. The [...]

By |June 8th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on Enter the wild… safely

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 [...]

By |June 7th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on Back to back with nature

A long-lasting ethical alternative

The new Brolga Bollard is particularly at home in coastal or wetland areas. This is perfect for the Queensland area, who are currently replacing many timber bollards and upgrading their parks. The Brolga Bollard is made to last, providing you with a reassurance that they won't rot or need painting as they're extraordinarily low-maintenance. What [...]

By |May 12th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on A long-lasting ethical alternative

Easier access for better learning

Paluma Environmental Education Centre Principal Linda Venn and Maintenance Officer Barry Smith demonstrate the durability of one of the centre’s two new Enduroplank™ decking access. Now the centre is more easily accessible for everyone wanting to learn more about our environment. The centre is located about 80 kilometres north of Townsville, Queensland in Paluma and [...]

By |May 7th, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on Easier access for better learning

The end is neigh for inferior products

These horse trail markers, located in Burbank, Queensland, Brisbane Koala Bushlands, prove that not only is recycled plastic a better option for the environment but they look fantastic ten years after installation. Unlike timber products, the custom-made bollard signs require very little maintenance and will keep their appearance rain, hail or shine. The signs are [...]

By |May 2nd, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on The end is neigh for inferior products

Take a walk on the sustainable side

The Redlands Cycling & Pedestrian Strategy (2016) is well underway with the construction of a dual-use walkway at Hilliard’s Creek crossing in the South East Queensland suburb of Ormiston nearing completion. Constructed collaboratively by Replas Diamond Club Members Shapescapes and Designer Decks, the walkway will provide local residents with an environmentally sustainable crossing. Due for [...]

By |April 23rd, 2014|Blogs|Comments Off on Take a walk on the sustainable side