Old Urangan Pier pylons are being recycled for use in retaining walls.
Old Urangan Pier pylons are being recycled for use in retaining walls. Contributed

Urangan Pier pylons being recycled in landscaping project

OLD pylons from the Urangan Pier are being recycled for use in a nearby landscaping project in Pilot St.

"The old piers are being used to replace about 200m of sleeper retaining wall," Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said.

"The old piers were kept for their historic value and to be reused in landscaping projects."

He said any remaining pylons from the restoration project would be used to replace a retaining wall along the dunes on the Esplanade opposite Hoolihans.

The piers have to be given time to dry out and let the marine life rot away before they can be used in landscaping projects.

"They have quite a smell as the barnacles and borers rot away once they are removed from the water," Cr O'Connell said.

The piers are stored at the old Becks Road Tip until they are needed.

Piers being removed as part of the current refurbishment will also be re-used in landscaping projects around the region.



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