High St Echuca picked as EV charging station location

By Lachlan Durling

CAMPASPE Shire Council has put forward the High St off-street car park as the best spot for an electric vehicle charging station.

The station is one of 20 being rolled out across 17 sites in central and western Victoria thanks to a partnership between the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance, the Victorian Government and local councils.

It is part of the Charging the Regions project, an initiative that aims to drive tourism to regional Victorian towns to support recovery from the economic downturn.

Echuca was selected as one of the towns, with council proposing the High St car park as the most suitable spot.

“Three-phase power is supplied nearby, and there is space and access requirements being at a central town location,” council chief executive Declan Moore said.

Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance executive officer Rob Law said increasing the charger network would help to boost jobs numbers and electric vehicle uptake in regional Victoria.

“The Charging the Regions network will ensure that regional Victoria does not get left behind as more and more electric cars hit the road,” he said.

“It will boost jobs, stimulate EV tourism and encourage people who live in regional Victoria to think about going electric on their next vehicle purchase.”