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 timber & composite bollards were either rotting or splitting apart after the waters receded the plastic was unaffected. All damaged bollards have now been replaced with recycled plastic. We now have a much more uniform look while effectively reducing maintenance.’  Bruce Brischke, Open Space & Environment Officer, Fraser Coast Regional Council.