Electric Vehicle Charging Station for Bannockburn

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Business & Economic Development

Works to install an electronic vehicle charging station on High Street in Bannockburn are scheduled to get underway in October with the charging station expected to be fully operational by the end of 2023.  

The charging station will be installed at three existing parking bays at 29 High Street, Bannockburn, near the entrance to the Bannockburn Library. 

Conveniently situated at the heart of Bannockburn, the charging station will be established through funding from the Victorian State Government's Destination Charging Across Victoria initiative by Evie Networks. The program seeks to create a widespread public electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging network throughout Victoria.

Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Brett Cunningham said Council was pleased to support the transition to electric vehicles through the installation of a charging station in Bannockburn, in addition to the station that was installed in Meredith earlier this year. 

“Providing more publicly accessible charging stations, particularly in regional and rural areas is seen as a positive step towards making electric vehicles a viable choice for more people,” Cr Cunningham said.

Mayor Cunningham said the charging station will also increase visitation to town centres and retail hubs to improve economic development and tourism in Golden Plains. The station will also support the community in reducing carbon emissions.  

"Council is committed to do our part to mitigate, adapt and respond to climate change, and work alongside the Golden Plains community as we all deal with the current and future impacts climate instability has on our Shire,” he said.  

Supporting sustainable transport is one of 48 key actions set out in Council’s Climate Emergency Plan 2022-2032, which was adopted by Council in October 2022. The charging station features a fast-charging unit that can fully charge a vehicle in 30 to 40 minutes at approximately $0.30 cents per kilowatt/hour resulting in a cost of approximately $30 to charge one vehicle. The unit can accommodate two vehicles at once, however the charge time will increase in this instance. 

Works will be undertaken in the service lane and there may be minor disruptions during the installation period. 

For further information, or any queries regarding the charging station in Bannockburn, residents are encouraged to contact Council’s Coordinator Economic Development, Peter Ridsdale on 5220 7111 or via email to [email protected] 

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