About the Project

This project involves the delivery of four fast-charging electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to be made available for public use across Bass Coast shire.

The charging stations will be installed in four council-owned locations across the shire, at the Grantville Transaction Centre, Newhaven Visitor Centre, Wonthaggi Art Space, and Inverloch Bunurong Environment Centre. These locations were selected as they will establish a coordinated fast-charging network at key tourist destinations, high-use locations, and priority regional towns across Bass Coast.

The installation of these public EV charging stations will help to address key barriers to EV uptake, including range anxiety and town connectivity. The project will have additional benefits including encouraging EV tourism, supporting uptake of EVs, and reducing transport-sector emissions.


16 November 2023

Electrical network designs for all sites are complete and submitted to AusNet for review and quotation. During the design process, electricity network constraints and associated cost considerations necessitated a change in location of the Inverloch EV charger from the Community Hub to the Bunurong Environment Centre car park.

This project is co-funded by Bass Coast Shire Council and the state government, through a grant program managed by the Department of Environment, Energy, and Climate Action (DEECA). The project is estimated to cost around $430,000. The state government is providing $290,000 in grant funding.

Note: The original published version of this project page incorrectly stated the project is estimated to cost $730,000. This was a publishing error and the page has been updated to reflect the estimated cost of $430,000.

Council intends to install 4 x 60 kW EV charging stations with 3-phase CCS2 and CHAdeMO charge points.

Under Bass Coast's Fees & Charges, the rate for EV charging is $0.40/kWh. This rate is consistent with the rate charged by other metropolitan and regional Victorian local governments.

The estimated completion date for this project is March 2024, subject to factors including availability of materials and contractors.