THE first of four fitness stations made of 100 per cent plastic waste has been installed on the Dromana foreshore.
It’s a double-whammy win devised by Rob Tannahill of Dromana foreshore committee of management – a place to get or stay fit for people using the Bay Trail, and keeping the equivalent of 95,000 plastic bags out of landfill. The fitness equipment is made by award-winning Carrum Downs-based company Replas, which has been turning waste plastic into useful items such as bollards, seats and decking for more than 20 years. Now its “RE-fit” fitness station equipment is becoming popular.
Mr Tannahill said the first station had been installed by the committee’s ranger Michael Everitt and his assistants beside the Bay Trail and car park near BP corner, “roughly at the start of the area of our management”, near where Point Nepean Rd turns inland. Steve Vezer of Dromana prepared the site with his Bobcat.
“We’re hoping to obtain funds from donations and grants for three more stations,” Mr Tannahill said.
The committee looks after the foreshore between BP corner and the boat launching ramp near Anthonys Nose.
“We are getting a very positive response from the public who are making great use of it.”