Charging ahead: EV charge site tender announced

Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance executive officer Rob Law will soon be able to recharge this electric vehicle locally under a rollout of new EV recharge stations. Photo: Eve Lamb

At least one new electric vehicle charge station will be installed in either Castlemaine or Harcourt in coming months under a rollout of up to 24 new chargers across 17 regional Victorian sites.
The Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance is working in partnership with 12 local councils and the state government to roll out a network of new public EV charging stations expected to use 100 percent renewable energy.
Mount Alexander Shire is among the sites included in the tender to install between 20-24 new EV charge stations by the middle of next year.
The CVGA’s executive officer Rob Law told the Castlemaine Mail that both Harcourt and Castlemaine are currently being considered.
“Tenders close on October 6 and we’re looking to have the first station up and running in November and all up and running by next May,” Mr Law says.

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.