Custom Coastal Vehicle Lift
in Bunbury WA

A lift good enough to put on display.

This Vehicle Lift has been specifically designed to showcase premium vehicles, with specified finishes that are up to the challenge of enduring the harsh coastal air.

Project 31 is a high-end development constructed by BGC Construction and is located directly on the water’s edge in Bunbury, Western Australia.

The design process

Safetech was included early in the development phase of the project which helped us to provide the best possible solution.
By engaging us early, our sales and in-house engineering teams were able to minimise the impact on architectural design changes. The biggest change was replacing the requested Scissor Lift with the more appropriate AutoMate single rail  Vehicle Lift which is better suited to the coastal environment.

Finishes and details

The closest car lift to water in Australia (& maybe the world?)

It was Safetech’s ability to provide custom components and finishes that meet C5M (Severe Marine Environment) requirements that made this project possible.

These include 316 marine grade polished stainless steel - the only material suitable for this environment.

Touch-sensitive controls mean there are no moving parts that the salty air could penetrate and degrade.

It was important for this lift to allow passers-by to see inside the building and view some high-end cars. With safety as a priority, Safetech designed the glass window and  Perspex lift walls to protect passengers while withstanding the forces imposed by a flexing booth.


The custom-designed door at ground level combines Safetech technology with professional architectural finishes. We used our reliable high-speed DuraFast roller mechanism to create a custom vertical lift door. This reduced the space required to install which provided a more streamlined look with no bulkhead/pelmet. The cladding has been designed internally, decorated by the owner's race number in his distinct style.


With the entire lift and its components on display, extra care was required to minimise the visual impact of the routing cables and other hardware.

Safetech received positive feedback from the customer, architect and builder about the design and the professionalism of the installation team working within the COVID guidelines and restrictions.

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