Unless you’ve been living your whole life under a rock or in a secluded forest, I believe it’s safe to assume that you have witnessed the sight of endless columns of cars and other motor vehicles on some of our country’s busiest streets. It’s no secret that humanity loves and depends greatly on these useful inventions, which is why millions of households from all over the world own at least one car or other motor vehicle. For example, there were more than 18 million motor vehicles in Australia at the end of January 2016.
The popularity of motor vehicles has created the need of spacious carparks near hospitals, schools, universities, shopping malls, and many other important buildings. Since the number of public carparks in Australia’s biggest cities is rather small (for instance, there are only two carparks in Sydney operated by the City), choosing to establish and run a private one can be a smart decision. But in order to create a carpark that’s both functional and aesthetically pleasing, you’ll have to invest in more than just a car space.
Once you select the location of your future carpark and obtain the required permit for this kind of business from your local authorities, you’ll have to assess the condition of the car space you’ve bought or rented. In order to avoid making a mistake, I advise you to consult with at least one experienced construction worker about all the building materials you need to purchase so you can turn the lot into a modern and functional carpark. I’m no expert, but I did my research and found out that when it comes to building carparks, the most popular construction material is concrete. That is so mainly because it is durable, easy to maintain, and aesthetically appealing.
Your carpark will also need carpark signage and equipment. Carpark barriers, traffic control systems, perimeter barriers, low level protection rails, swing gates, and traffic flow plates are some of the crucial elements every carpark should be equipped with. Speaking of traffic control systems, you should know that LED traffic lights and systems are an amazing alternative to standard ones, for most of the LED traffic control systems that are being offered on the market are long-lasting and energy-efficient. These products are also rated to be dust proof and weatherproof, which is really convenient, especially if your carpark won’t be covered.
Yes, setting up a parking business is not something that happens in the blink of an eye, but if you believe you have found an attractive location and if you have the necessary amount of money to realize this project successfully, then you should definitely do it. Running a carpark, if done right, can be a stable source of income.