The Shire of Denmark, in the southern region on Western Australia, is home to many recycled plastic products from Replas. One seat however, stands out from the rest at Denmark Walpole Football Club. The Bondini and Napier families wanted to honour their late son's by creating and installing a custom magpie seat at the footy [...]
Optus Stadium in Perth, Western Australia has said 'Yes' to Replas recycled plastic bollards. Over 300 black 145 mm black bollards surround the newest multi sport venue in Australia. The robust 145 mm bollard has a pyramid shaped top design, an ideal solution wherever rigid barriers are required to define boundaries or deter vehicles and [...]
The City of Joondalup, Western Australia has chosen our 100 mm bollards in brown for Tom Simpkins Park in Mullaloo, a northern coastal suburb of Perth. The new recycled plastic bollards have replaced failing wood/plastic composite bollards installed just two years earlier. The Replas bollards will prove far superior in providing decades of security to [...]
Skipjack Point Lookout just south of Perth, WA. is a purpose-built viewing platform perched on the cliff edge, where visitors gather to enjoy the spectacular Cape Peron coastline and its wildlife. Built using Enduroplank™ recycled plastic boardwalk decking, the lookout is accessed via the Wanamalu Walk Trail, a feature in itself of the encompassing Francois [...]
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 [...]
Replas recently exhibited at the Western Australia Local Government Association's (WALGA) Annual Conference. A great time was had by all catching up with old friends and making some new ones too. Congratulations must go to Paul Sheedy, Shire of Capel's CEO and Elsia Archer, President of the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley for taking home the prizes.
At Jacques Point, Shire of Northampton, WA, the Board Riders Club of Kalbarri wanted to give club members better access to one of Australia’s iconic surf breaks while at the same time stabilising the eroding dune system. In 2011 the Club chose Enduroplank™ as the solution, and a Replas Beach Access was duly installed. The [...]
Jacques Point is a popular surfing beach in Kalbarri NSW with beautiful white sand. Close to the Murchison River and Kalbarri National Park, a visit to the area is full of water activities for the whole family. In 2011 the Board Riders Club of Kalbarri decided to install Enduroplank™ to help stabilise the eroding dune [...]
At Sandy Cape Recreation Park in Western Australia a boardwalk was built to hug the undulating coastal sand dunes. Constructed in 2010 from recycled plastic Enduroplank™ decking the boardwalk offers spectacular 360 degree views of the area. ‘Having the boardwalk there helps to make Sandy Cape a multi-purpose attraction suitable for a whole range of [...]
The stunning Abrolhos Islands lie a mere 60 kilometres west of Geraldton on the Western Australian Coast. The coral reefs and islands form a stunning backdrop and idealistic holiday destination. Considering a holiday to the unique marine area? Whilst driving up the coast, the sensational view at Separation Point is not to be missed! A [...]
The City of Joondalup has taken one step further in their recycling effort. Not only is the council a part of the Adopt-a-Spot litter program but they've also recently purchased some grey Premier Slimline Setting for their Iluka Foreshore Park. The seating received rave reviews from residents and as a result, the park now has [...]
At Horrocks Beach, in WA, the only access to the beach was via a single track through the dunes. Regular traffic through this popular area meant the dunes and local native vegetation were subject to erosion. At Horrocks Beach, west of North Hampton in WA, the only access to the beach was via a single [...]
The City of South Perth in WA has decided to trial recycled-plastic post and rail fencing in a suburban walkway. If successful they will replicate the fencing in other walkways throughout the area. Len Dalton, Works and Services Coordinator at the council said they chose Replas because we offer an, ‘excellent product and good service’.
West Australian Mining company Rio Tinto has installed a robust setting for workers at the Marandoo mine. The recycled-plastic Beachcomber Seats and Eco pods can take the extreme conditions experienced at this site and will far outlast traditional alternatives.
The mouth of the Murchison River is a much loved spot for Kalbarri locals to fish. The Shire of Northampton has now provided the perfect spot to cast a line in safety with the addition of a new platform made from recycled plastic and composite fibre. This timber free structure is perfect in this location [...]
National surfing Reserves are ‘iconic’ places of intrinsic environmental, heritage, sporting and cultural value to a nation. NSR is an organisation that recognises and dedicates surfing sites throughout Australia. The natural and rugged section of coast between Red Bluff and the Murchison River mouth in Western Australia is an area that is surfed and enjoyed [...]
North Mandurah Primary School in WA purchased a combination of black and grey recycled-plastic garden panels to surround their play equipment. Nathan Hughes, Deputy Principal at the school said they chose Replas because there were, ‘No other sensible options’. According to Nathan, as well as retaining the sand effectively, the panels provide, ‘a softer and more long lasting [...]
This picturesque view at Kalbarri was one that Robert Curic of Reefwalker Adventure Tours viewed every morning. He would scan the Indian Ocean so that he could take his customers whale watching to the best spots. Now there is a lasting reminder of Robert at this scenic spot and a plaque in the recycled-plastic Beachcomber [...]
Cocos Islands is a territory of Australia, located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Christmas Island. In the early months of the year cyclones can occur. In these harsh conditions the timber on a local jetty wasn’t lasting. Replacing the timber with recycled-plastic Enduroplank™ has produced a stunning result that will withstand the exposed environment [...]
Eight years ago the Shire of Northampton, in Western Australia, installed a Premier Setting and Kakadu Seat. at the playground on the beach at Horrocks. Today, they still add a splash of colour to this coastal location and look as good as the day they were installed.
The City of Busselton in Western Australia has chosen to use Replas recycled-plastic benches and settings to complete the new playing fields at Dunsborough. The furniture is a bright and sturdy addition to the site of the new oval and will provide some tough opposition to all weather conditions.
On Rottnest Island all waste is collected and transported back to the mainland. According to the Rottnest Island Authority this is the most environmentally and economically sustainable option for waste generated on the island and ensures the pristine environment is conserved. Almost 10 years ago environmentally-friendly bins surrounds were installed. The surrounds are made from [...]
In a cosy little shelter overlooking Thomson Bay on Rottnest Island in WA, sits 12 recycled-plastic Kookaburra benches. Not only do they provide a fabulous BBQ area, but they will never need sanding or painting as they are virtually maintenance free and will outlast timber by decades.
Step off the train in Goomalling, Western Australia, and you can take in the beauty of the Central Wheat Belt area all from the comfort of recycled-plastic Lyrebird benches fitted around a beautiful old Gum tree.
Adrian Mason from WCT Distributors, and Mark Jacobsen from Replas met in Perth to discuss the latest exciting development in decking in Australia - Trex.
Scott Herbert, Sales Manager at Replas in Western Australia, examines the new Henrietta Rocks Beach access on Rottnest Island. Completed in March 2013, boardwalk was constructed using composite fibre and Replas capping and kick rails and is looking rock solid.
A toiled block at Parker Point on Rottnest Island was completed in 2011 using Replas Enduroplank™ decking. The recycled-plastic boards are performing well in this exposed area and look just as good as when they were installed.
Perched high on a hill on Rottnest Island this recycled-plastic Track Marker has the perfect view of the Indian Ocean. It forms the entry to the West End Boardwalk—a low environmental-impact structure that requires minimal maintenance and aesthetically fits in with the coastal landscape of the island. Both the boardwalk and the Track Marker are [...]
Clinton Hull, Park Services Coordinator on Rottnest island , met with Replas Sales Manager in WA, Scott Herbert, to discuss the use of recycled plastic products on the Island. Clinton recently purchased 25 totem signs which will take the toal number of Replas signs on the island to 52.
The National Trust of Australia (WA) selected Replas Eco pods for seating at the historic East Perth Cemeteries because they wanted a contemporary but visually unobtrusive design. Phil Palmer from the Trust, said, ‘use of recycled materials is important as the Trust is committed to conservation and sustainability of the natural as well as the [...]
The rugged Western Australian coastline between Kalbarri and Shark Bay is the site of the shipwrecked Zuytdorp—an 18th century Dutch spice trading ship. A cliff-top lookout area provides stunning views of this coastline and features a range of Replas products including Beachcomber seats and Maritime bollards as well as Podium signs that detail the tragic [...]
Port Hedland International Airport in Western Australia is an important airport for passengers who work in the growing mining industry. This increasingly busy airport is undergoing upgrades and a year ago added approximately 400 Replas 145 mm black bollards to define the boundary of the car park.
Refurbishment works along the Shoalwater Foreshore Reserve, in WA, include access paths made from recycled-plastic decking. The project, overseen by the City of Rockingham, replaced ageing timber walkways and access points to ensure the structure fits comfortably with the fragile dune environment as well as being aesthetically pleasing. City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels said, [...]
On the 26 August our WA Sales Manager, Scott Herbert, will lace up his running shoes and hit the road in order to raise as much money as possible for the Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia. Scott will run the half marathon in this year’s City to Surf in Perth and is eagerly looking for sponsors [...]
When a parent at St Michael’s in Bassendean, WA, entered the recent Coles competition and won a Replas seat for their school, little did they know it would cause such a reaction at the school. The new seat looked so good compared to the rickety old wooden benches surrounding it that the school decided to [...]
‘The Dogs Refuge Home receives no government funding and so relies solely on community support to fund its operations; therefore, in any purchase we are looking to make sure it is a worthwhile investment. Not only do the seats look great, but they are very comfortable and durable.’ Nerilie Watson, Shenton Park Dog Refuge. Animal [...]
‘Once the sand was tipped in we drove the dingo over the end panels to level the sand with no problems, the panels did not move. We have used timber before and in order to bolt it into place and secure it takes a lot longer and a lot more effort to get them level [...]
We all know the benefit of exercising and now with the range of exercise stations from Fitness Trails® there’s an easy and cost-effective way to exercise while having fun outdoors. Councils and schools around the country are realising the benefit of providing free outdoor exercise equipment—and Australians are loving it!
The community of Onslow in The Shire of Ashburton, WA, has worked for the past three years to create a community garden. The vision for the garden was that it would be a holistic environment that supports healthy active lifestyles. Replas seating was chosen as the community agreed it would complement the ideals and features [...]
The seaside resort of Busselton in Western Australia is home to the longest jetty in the Southern Hemisphere, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty. The beautiful beach alongside the jetty is popular with tourists and locals alike, and the council have recently installed some brightly coloured, undercover benches. Swimming lessons are conducted on the beach, and [...]
The team at Western Australia’s Augusta-Margaret River Shire have been gradually replacing the tired timber settings in the beautiful Blackwood River with Replas’ outdoor furniture. Pictured here is a comfortable, in-ground Kimberly seat, a neat Premier setting and, in the background, some visiting dolphins.
Pier 21 is a 171‐berth marina on the Swan River in North Fremantle, WA. The team at Pier 21 recently replaced 200 metres of tired timber decking on one of the jetties with timber‐finish recycled‐plastic Enduroplank™, after a successful trial of a two‐metre installation. Enduroplank™ is the ideal choice for maritime applications as it will [...]
Tomato Lake Park in Kewdale, Western Australia, features a 7.4 hectare lake supporting a wide variety of birdlife. The new installation of a 104-metre Enduroplank™ boardwalk allows visitors to observe the birds at close proximity, whilst the installation of Replas Podium signs displays details about birdlife found in the park. The City of Belmont has [...]
Beachridge Estate at Jurien Bay, Western Australia, is situated 200 kilometres north of Perth on the Turquoise Coast. The area is characterised by majestic beaches and marine ecology, which is why the developers have used unique landscaping techniques to create a coastal living environment. Replas Enduroplanks™ were selected for the elegant curved boardwalk and footbridge [...]
The Mount Henry Jetty in Western Australia was originally constructed to support the infrastructure works on the Mount Henry Bridge. Recently, however, the jetty was renovated for public use. Enduroplank™ decking was used, along with recycled-plastic capping and fenders. Unlike wooden planking, which can be awkward to work with due to knots and differently sized [...]
The Raffles Hotel in Western Australia is an iconic building in Applecross, south of Perth. The recent installation of Replas’ Knox bollards have transformed the building, defining the edges of the property. Reflectors have been recessed into the bollards to enhance visibility, and the recycled-plastic is a sustainable, practical application that creates an attractive finish [...]
Cairns City Council, Queensland. The council has recently refurbished their viewing platforms and boardwalks at Devils Hole, Boulders. After Cyclone Larry left a trail of destruction through north Queensland last year, councils and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service used long lasting Enduroplank™ to replace the destroyed timber. Southern Grampians Shire Council, Victoria. The Shire [...]
Eight years ago, Replas installed an Enduroplank™ boardwalk in the Ngiligi Cave, Western Australia. Almost a decade later, the boardwalk is in exactly the same condition as when it was first installed. Recently, we received a glowing letter of recommendation from the supervisor of the Ngilgi Cave System in WA. The letter reads: Our cave [...]
Recycled bollards with lights inserted are perfect for this roadside pathway in Perth. The plastic doesn’t require painting, and the internal wiring is kept safe by the plastic surrounds.
One of the major drawbacks of any lighting system installed near coastal areas is the rapid deterioration due to corrosion. The only answer to this in the past has been to use high grade stainless steel, which is costly and has a limited lifespan. The lamps installed along the Swan River Foreshore and the J. [...]