Council to install EV charging station
Published on 15 September 2020
Central Goldfields Shire Council is partnering with 11 other councils and the Victorian Government to roll out a public network of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.
Delivered through the ‘Charging the Regions’ project, approximately 20-24 DC chargers will be installed across 17 sites.
The infrastructure will increase regional connectivity and ensure our region is an attractive place to visit as more and more EVs hit the road. The project will create new jobs as well as boost tourism and economic development in regional Victoria.
The project is being delivered by the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance in partnership with the Victorian Government and the following councils:
- Central Goldfields Shire Council
- Mildura Rural City Council
- Swan Hill Rural City Council
- Gannawarra Shire Council
- Buloke Shire Council
- Mount Alexander Shire Council
- City of Greater Bendigo
- Campaspe Shire Council
- Greater Shepparton City Council
- Loddon Shire Council
- Wellington Shire Council
- Whittlesea Shire Council
The Victorian Government is also contributing $664,000 towards building charging stations across six local government areas in north western Victoria, including Central Goldfields.
The new electric vehicle charging site is expected to be installed in carpark at the Community Hub in Maryborough, but yet to be confirmed.
Central Goldfields Shire Chief Administrator Noel Harvey said the new charging stations will help boost green tourism in the region.
“We are thrilled to be receiving an electric vehicle charging point here in our Shire. This help make our region much more accessible to tourists and families who have electric vehicles.
“The new charging station will also literally put us on the Loddon Mallee’s Renewable Energy Roadmap.
“Central Goldfields Shire Council is part of the Central Victoria Greenhouse Alliance and is committed to reducing our carbon footprint.”
The CVGA has released an open tender that will close on the October 6 2020 for the supply, installation and maintenance of the charging network. The tender is requesting a mix of 25kw and 50kw DC chargers across the participating councils. For details on the tender please visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/tenders