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  • OBJECTIVE

    Help to facilitate the installation of public EV chargers in Indigo Shire by third parties.

  • IMPACT

    Medium

    Help to facilitate the installation of public EV chargers in Indigo Shire.

Description

Rutherglen public EV charger_3

We advocate for the transition to low emissions travel through providing support to public EV charging infrastructure installed on Council land and operated by third parties.

Council doesn't own and operate public EV chargers. However, we do support installation of public EV chargers on Council land by qualified third parties who are willing to enter a licence agreement.

In 2022, Indigo Shire welcomed its first public 50kW EV charger - located at the Yackandandah Senior Citizens Centre. This achievement was a collaborative effort, led by Totally Renewable Yackandandah (TRY), Indigo Power, and Yackandandah Community Development Corporation (YCDco).

In 2023, Council teamed up with Evie Networks to install three 50kW public EV chargers across the shire.

The first Evie Networks chargers was installed in Beechworth (Burke Museum) in September 2023. In May 2024, two more chargers were installed in Chiltern (Chiltern Community Hub) and Rutherglen (Murray St carpark).

Evie Network chargers are equipped with both CHAdeMO and CCS2 connectors, and their system is compatible with all electric cars on the Australian market including Tesla Model 3/S/X, Nissan Leaf, MG ZS EV and Hyundai Ioniq.

Use Plugshare to find out locations of public and private EV chargers in Indigo Shire, and whether they are compatible for your vehicle.

Visit Green Vehicle Guide to understand your vehicle's environmental impact.

Tasks

What are we doing?

  • Todo31/12/2023

    Develop a Council procedure for public EV chargers

    This is being drafted by the Environment & Sustainability team with input from relevant council staff as well input from other Goulburn Murray Climate Alliance (GMCA) member councils.

    Inclusions should consider reasonable market values for car spaces given context of Indigo Shire's townships, how to future-proof EV Charger offerings in terms of accessibility for all drivers and vehicle types, and planning for electrical upgrades in builds or renovations where public EV chargers may be suitable.

  • Todo31/12/2025

    Consider supporting future public EV charger opportunities

    Consider supporting future public EV charger opportunities, particularly in towns currently without public EV charger infrastructure.

What has been done?

  • Done29.05.2024

    Support the installation of a 50kW public EV charger at Chiltern

    In partnership with Evie Network, Council is supported the install of a 50kW electric vehicle (EV) fast-charger at the Chiltern Community Hub carpark, Chiltern. This is one of three public EV fast-chargers being installed by Evie Networks on Council land in Indigo Shire.

    The project has been made possible following Evie Network's successful funding application via the Destination Charging Across Victoria (DCAV) Grant Program, provided by the Victorian Government through Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA). 

    A licence agreement has been entered into between Council and Evie Network.

    Chiltern Public EV Charger_3

    Chiltern public EV charger_2

    Chiltern public EV charger_4

    Chiltern EV charger at night

  • Done29.05.2024

    Support the installation of a 50kW public EV charger at Rutherglen

    In partnership with Evie Network, Council supported the install of a 50kW electric vehicle (EV) fast-charger at the Murray St carpark, Rutherglen. This is one of three public EV fast-chargers being installed by Evie Networks on Council land in Indigo Shire.

    The project has been made possible following Evie Networks' successful funding application via the Destination Charging Across Victoria (DCAV) Grant Program, provided by the Victorian Government through Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA). 

    A licence agreement has been entered into between Council and Evie Network.

    https://www.plugshare.com/location/606675

    Rutherglen public EV charger_3

    Rutherglen public EV charger_1

    Murray St EV charger_May 2024

    Murray St Carpark_location of public EV charger Evie Network

  • Done22.09.2023

    Support the installation of a 50kW public EV charger at Beechworth

    In partnership with Evie Network, Council supported the installation of a 50kW electric vehicle (EV) fast-charger at the Burke Museum carpark, Beechworth. This is the second publicly accessible EV fast-charger installed on Council land in Indigo Shire.

    The project has been made possible following Evie Network's success in obtaining funding from the Destination Charging Across Victoria (DCAV) Grant Program, provided by the Victorian Government through Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA). 

    A licence agreement has been entered into between Council and Evie Network. Three parking bays have been allocated to the EV charger and licensed by Council to Evie Network to manage the installation and operate the facility.

    Civil works commenced in late July and the charger was installed and fully functional by late September.

    Use Plugshare to find out everything you need to know about this charger and including cost and whether your vehicle compatible. The direct link is https://www.plugshare.com/location/557864

    EV Charger_install complete_25 Sept 2023_2

    Beechworth public EV charger_Evie Network_22 Sept 2023

    EV Charger_install progress_2_25 Aug 2023

    EV Charger_Meter Panel_25 Aug 2023

    Beechworth EV charger_Sam Flo Maureen_Oct 2023

    Beechworth public EV charger_at night

  • Done30.09.2022

    Support the installation of a 50kW public EV charger at Yackandandah

    In partnership with Totally Renewable Yackandandah (TRY), Yackandandah Community Development Company (YCDCo) and Indigo Power, Council supported the installation of a 50 kilowatt electric vehicle (EV) fast-charger at the public carpark at 16A Windham Street, Yackandandah. This is the first publicly accessible EV fast-charger on Council land in Indigo Shire.

    The project was made possible following TRY's success in obtaining $44,582 in funding from the Destination Charging Across Victoria (DCAV) Grant Program provided by the Victorian Government through the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). It was further supported by contributions from TRY, YCDCo, Indigo Power and Council.  

    Two parking bays have been allocated to the EV charger and licensed by Council to YCDCo to manage the installation, and contracted Indigo Power for operation and maintenance.

    Use Plugshare to find out everything you need to know about this charger and including cost and whether your vehicle compatible.

    Public charger_Yack_Nov 2022

    Yack public charger

    Public EV charger_Yack_2022_Lauch

Summary and contacts

Timeline

01/01/2022 → Continuous

Target audience

Responsible organisations

  • Indicative costs

    Cost of wages

Information updated 10.06.2024

How this action contributes to the outcome