Northern Beaches Council is currently seeking feedback on a proposal to instal a further eight electric vehicle charging stations in the area.
The free public charging stations to be installed by JOLT are proposed in locations ranging from Seaforth to Palm Beach.
- Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach (outside Pittwater Park South)
- Berry Reserve Carpark, Narrabeen
- Collaroy Beach Reserve Carpark
- Civic Centre Carpark, Dee Why
- Oaks Avenue, Dee Why (outside 7 The Strand)
- South Steyne, Manly (south of Wentworth Street intersection)
- The Boulevarde, Newport
- Kempbridge Avenue, Seaforth
The locations were selected in partnership with Ausgrid, Transport for NSW and Council.
Mayor Sue Heins said the new charging stations would further assist the community transition to electric vehicles in the area.
“Electric vehicles are the future so it is very important we continue to work with partner organisations so the appropriate charging infrastructure is in place to meet demand.”
The current proposal by JOLT is in line Council’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Plan.
The stations will be powered from 100% renewable sources, are Green Power accredited, and will allow people to charge their vehicles for up to 15 minutes.
The proposal for the new stations is on public exhibition until July 23.
JOLT is a private company based in Sydney and aims to roll out 5000 stations across Australia over the next 5 to 10 years.
There are currently more than 20 EV charging locations across the Northern Beaches with many more in the pipeline, making it one of the fastest growing areas for EV uptake.
Council is aiming for a 30 percent reduction in vehicle emissions by 2038, as outlined in our MOVE Northern Beaches Transport Strategy.
Media release provided by Northern Beaches Council, 11th July 2023