The RSPCA’s Queensland headquarters in Wacol had a horse holding area that suffered from poor drainage. Whenever it rained, the ground would become boggy and the majority of the sand base would wash away, exposing the drainage.
The yard had been in this stage for a number of years, but until recently was rarely used. In recent times there have been a larger than usual number of horses either seized or surrendered due to horse owners no longer being able to afford their upkeep thanks to the ongoing drought.
As a charity, the RSPCA needed a cost-effective solution for the yard that would work to mitigate their drainage problems but also comfortable under foot for horses and other livestock who were often in poor condition when they arrived at the facility.