Startegy 4 - Facilitate deployment of non-Council infrastructure

9 months ago
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Deployment of charging infrastructure by Council will support access to public chargers across the City and leading the way for others to continue further installations.

With our partners, we will facilitate deployment of critical public charging infrastructure at key locations beyond Council's control, and provide consistent guidelines, tools and resources to support businesses, residents and developers installing their own EV charging infrastructure.

Do you support this Strategy and the Actions that underpin it?

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  • neil 10 months ago
    NO
  • Castaway 10 months ago
    Throughout Europe it is common to see paid charging infrastructure integrated into existing service stations, thereby reducing the range anxiety barrier to adopting EV's. If LMCC could help facilitate and lead this sort of investment, that would go a long way to help lift EV adoption across the LGA. Providing clear guidelines and simple approvals would be a great initiative.
  • RRR 10 months ago
    Who pays for the electricity that these public charging stations will provide? it' not free.
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    • Jesterhat 10 months ago
      All of us. We live in a society, we all contribute, not necessarily to things we all use. That's part of living in a society. I don't use aged care or have the aged pension, but I understand why I need to contribute to it. This is no different. Also, most of the charging stations I've seen that already exist are user-pays, some supply their own power via renewables. Its not really a problem.
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      • neil 10 months ago
        You might in the future, however there is no good reason to waste public money on this ideology.
    • kim.grierson 9 months ago
      Whether there is a fee for charging can be determined but a transition to EVs will save a lot of money elsewhere. For a start billions are spent each month importing petroleum products from the Middle East and foreign exchange is needed. With EVs we can make our own electricity and use the money saved for Australian projects. There is also a considerable health saving. ICE exhausts contribute to asthma, heart disease, cancer and other health problems. Moving to EVs can reduce health care costs and premature deaths.
  • RRR 10 months ago
    Given the problems with range and charging times, there will need to be at least the same number of EV refuelling points as there are petrol pumps.
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    • neil 10 months ago
      It takes less than 5 minutes to fill a conventional vehicle how far will you go on a 5 minute charge. There will have to be hundreds of charging points. Let’s hope all those that vote Green pay for one outside their house first to get the ball rolling.
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      • Troy13 10 months ago
        There's already an app for this & we already share our charger's.Do you share your fuel?
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        • neil 10 months ago
          Tell me about sharing YOUR charger. However I do pay road tax when I buy fuel.
  • Troy13 10 months ago
    Council needs to be involved when big business put in plans for expansion yet don't consider future charging requirements. Whether that be for the public or there own fleet. You can't subdivide without contributing to parks & wildlife yet you can build a 4 story car park without charger's. Health infrastructure is another example.
  • Stephen Noel 10 months ago
    Free parking for charger stations near shops would be an encouragement for EV vehicles.
  • Admin Commented Luke Farr 9 months ago
    Thank you for your interest and comments regarding the draft Strategy. Please remember to address the question at hand and refrain from offering disparaging remarks about other people's view point.
  • jonathanwood79 9 months ago
    Fully supportive of this. Again integration of infrastructure is key - i.e. Charlestown Square priority parking should match Council priority parking from a user perspective
  • jonathanwood79 9 months ago
    Council could also look at supporting the creation of Car Servicing infrastructure
  • neil 9 months ago
    Even the cheapest EV is good for at least 200+Kim that should be enough for most normal daily running around,so who will need these rate payer funded charging stations.