Council expands its electric vehicle charging network

Published on 15 November 2022

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Pictured: Mayor Gangemi pictured at the new electric car charging station inside Council's Administration Building, Norwest.


Electric vehicle owners can now enjoy fast and convenient charging with two electric vehicle charging stations now open in The Hills Shire Council’s Administration Building, in Norwest, in the public car park on B2 level. 

In addition to this, another two electric vehicle charging stations were installed in the building’s secure carpark for staff and tenants. Council also opened, in September, another two electric vehicle charging stations at its Waves and Fitness and Aquatic Centre in Baulkham Hills. 

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Peter Gangemi said he was thrilled to see more electric car charging stations open to support the growing number of electric vehicles among residents and visitors in The Hills Shire. 

“These new charging stations are perfectly situated in Council’s Administration Building which is located in the thriving Norwest Business Park and close to Castle Hill’s industrial area,” Mayor Gangemi said. 

“The number of people making the switch to electric vehicles is growing and the inclusion of these charging stations will help residents, visitors and employees in Norwest Business Park and in the industrial area to conveniently charge their vehicles. 

“I look forward to seeing people using these charging stations, which supports Council’s own environmental goals. As well as helping our residents to become even more sustainable through the programs we offer,” he added. 

The electric vehicle charging stations at Council's administration building include 22kW fast chargers. The stations will have a maximum limit of up to two hours per car and people using the chargers will need to bring their own cable. 

The Council Administration Centre, 3 Columbia Court, Norwest project was made possible through $30,000 of funding from the Australian Government through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. This program supports local councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia, supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. This project was one of 11 projects that received funding under Phase Three of the program. 

Mayor Gangemi thanked the Australian Government for their contribution towards the project. 

"Electric vehicles are growing in popularity and this funding has contributed greatly to building even more electric vehicle charging stations in our Shire," Mayor Gangemi added.