SUSTAINABLY SAVVYby Replas
Three years ago, Holdfast Bay City Council approached Replas with a concept for Coast Park that included an up-market set of pedestrian structures, viewing decks and beach access pathways. The council wanted to use products that would serve them for the long-term, reducing their maintenance costs.
Completed mid-2013, the 75 metre boardwalk is the first of three stages that will create a single corridor for pedestrians and cyclists from North Haven to Sellicks Beach and will include a 10 x 17 metre viewing platform outside the Seacliff Hotel. The installation will be the largest recycled plastic and composite fibre boardwalk in South Australia.
Replas provided the recycled-plastic Enduroplank™ decking and the composite fibre for the sub-structure. The deck was installed by Replas Diamond Club Member, Punch Manufacturing.
The council chose to work with Replas because the products are sustainable and highly durable. As a council with green values and strong ties to the community, they wanted to demonstrate the power of recycling to their ratepayers. The recycled- plastic decking is made from plastic waste collected throughout the community and in the first stage alone, the equivalent of 2.1 million plastic bags has been saved from landfill.
Enduroplank™ decking is made from recycled plastic which is low maintenance and will never split, rot, crack or need painting. It also offers superior slip-resistance when compared with conventional materials. Composite fibre provided the perfect sub-structure as it is stronger and lighter than steel and will not corrode in a high-salinity environment.
Client: City of Holdfast Bay, John Perkins (Project Officer Infrastructure)
Installation: Punch Manufacturing, Eddie Korver (Director)
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