Electric vehicle charging network now live

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Woollahra Mayor Peter Cavanagh and Osher Günsberg

Woollahra Mayor Peter Cavanagh and Osher Günsberg

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Published 10 June 2019

Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra councils have become the first councils in NSW to provide public on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

This pioneering project was officially launched on Wednesday 5 June at Bondi Beach with Mayors Kathy Neilson (Randwick), John Wakefield (Waverley) and Peter Cavanagh (Woollahra). The event was emceed by TV personality, local resident and EV owner, Osher Günsberg, and attended by industry representatives.

EV owners are now able to charge on the go at Bondi Beach, Double Bay, Coogee Beach and Randwick from 5 June 2019.

It comes after the tri-Councils signed a joint agreement last year with EV charging provider JETCharge to install the stations.

The project is internally funded by Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra’s Tri-Council Environment Program.

Woollahra Mayor, Peter Cavanagh, said the charging stations have been installed in  convenient locations, where residents and visitors do business, run errands and socialise.

“We want purchasing an EV to be a more viable option for people, and our councils are leading the way by providing handy charging locations,” Mayor Cavanagh said.

Charging stations are located in key destination hotspots:

  • Kiaora Place Shopping Centre, Double Bay
  • Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach
  • Coogee Beach – Brooke St next to Coogee Oval
  • Randwick Community Centre, Munda St, Randwick
  • Silver St Car park, Randwick
  • Spring St outside Mill Hill Community Centre Bondi Junction (expected July)
  • Des Renford Aquatic Centre, Randwick (expected July)

Further sites will be added to the electric vehicle (EV) network as uptake of EVs grows.

All electricity provided by the chargers will be sourced through renewable energy projects.

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