SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is pleased to announce that the second of Council’s six proposed electric vehicle (EV) chargers is now operational. Located in Yanakie, the charger provides additional charging opportunities for electric vehicle owners, offering fast charging at 60kW.
Situated near Wilsons Promontory National Park, the charger will provide a convenient location for regional visitors to stop, shop, relax and recharge before continuing their journey.
In Leongatha, issues related to high voltage from the electricity grid impacting the charger’s functionality have been resolved by AusNet. This means the charger is now fully operational and the occasional outages that were affecting the charger will no longer be a concern.
These two operational chargers will soon be part of a network of six EV chargers across South Gippsland offered by Council, all fully funded through State and Federal Government grants via Destination Chargers Across Victoria and the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure programs.
The remaining chargers in Foster, Korumburra, Mirboo North, and Meeniyan are fully installed, and will come online as soon as AusNet are able to connect the charger to the electricity network. Applications are in with AusNet and are expected to be finalised in the coming weeks.
Kerryn Ellis, Chief Executive Officer South Gippsland Shire Council said, “I’m excited to see the successful installation of new EV chargers in our community. This reflects dedication to sustainability and opens opportunities for regional visitors and locals. It’s inspiring to see the potential of these chargers in shaping our communities while providing cleaner transportation and enhancing accessibility for long distance travel.”