Stribling Reserve Upgraded with Recycled Plastic Deck, Seats

Sustainability Victoria

Project background

The Surf Coast Shire Council is committed to a circular economy. They have a target to send zero recoverable waste to landfill and are focused on improving the re-use of resources. The Stribling Reserve Pavilion in Lorne was a high-profile redevelopment project that provided an ideal opportunity to use recycled products to support the circular economy.

This project was led by a Project Control Group (PCG) which comprised council, community and sporting club representatives. The PCG unanimously supported incorporating recycled products into the project, which also had strong community support.

Recycled composite decking and seating at the pavilion greatly reduces maintenance requirements including the use of toxic stains and oils that would have been used on equivalent timber products. The recycled products divert waste from landfill and provide greater longevity compared to their traditional timber alternatives.

The council is hoping to demonstrate and realise the ongoing benefits to reduced maintenance and renewal costs over the life of the products by incorporating recycled materials as standard practice in future infrastructure projects.

This project was supported by Sustainability Victoria’s Sustainable Infrastructure Fund on behalf of the Victorian Government.

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