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Electric Vehicle Charging Roadmap

South East Councils Climate Change Alliance (SECCCA) requires the development of an electric vehicle (EV) charging roadmap, policy guidance and a snapshot of future trends, to help lower transport emissions.

SECCCA has a vision for the communities that reside within its borders to live a zero-emission lifestyle. SECCCA has declared a climate emergency and have recognised that 25% of emissions are transport related. Further reasons for this project include:

  • Community sentiment on EVs is evolving rapidly, and some member councils have begun to receive requests from residents for public EV charging.
  • EV charging equipment suppliers have approached councils seeking to install chargers and public land and clearer policy guidance is required to consistently manage these requests. The role of local government in facilitating this must be clarified.
  • A stronger understanding is required on where future charging infrastructure should be placed, using a data-led approach.
  • A clear, robust plan for publicly available charging infrastructure will provide a strong foundation for SECCCA members to apply for funding to have chargers installed in their LGAs.

In response this project aims to deliver:

  1. EV Charging Roadmap, The Roadmap will need to: a. Identify optimal locations for publicly available charging b. Cover the key issues that must be considered for the development of an implementation plan, delivered in 2030, for each LGA, to create a regional network.
  2. Discussion paper and policy template. This will cover: a. Relevant planning and statutory requirements b. Ownership models c. Permits and approvals considerations for leasing public and private land (including on-street parking bays).
  3. Future scan of emerging market trends and the implications of these trends for SECCCA members and the Roadmap.

The municipalities of City of Casey, Cardinia Shire Council, City of Kingston, Frankston City Council and Mornington Peninsula Shire Council are the key focus areas.

To the extent that relevant information is available, the project will also identify existing and planned public EV charging infrastructure in neighbouring SECCCA member councils i.e., City of Port Phillip, City of Greater Dandenong, City of Bayside, Bass Coast Shire Council and incorporate these findings at high level to produce a regional picture.

For more information contact Dan Pleiter enquiries@seccca.org.au

Download Reports:

Electric Vehicle Charging Roadmap

Discussion Paper and Policy Template

Future Scan