Expanding our pole-mounted electric vehicle charger trial

While our priority remains active and public transport options, we're committed to lowering the barriers to electric vehicle uptake and use, particularly through increasing access to charging facilities. Not everyone in our community has access to private parking, so we're excited to help meet the challenge of providing on-street charging capacity without obtrusive infrastructure taking up precious road and footpath space!

Expanding our pole-mounted electric vehicle charger trial

Sustainable Sydney 2030–2050: Continuing the Vision sets the community’s vision for a city for walking, cycling, and public transport, with more public transport and zero-carbon vehicles and more people choosing to walk and ride bikes.To support this vision, Council adopted the Electrification of Transport in the City Strategy and Action Plan. The plan identifies the need for a small supply of on-street electric vehicle chargers to assist in lowering the barriers to electric vehicle uptake in the community. The Action Plan identifies the need to trial small-scale, on-street vehicle charging using low-impact technology on power poles.

In February 2023, the City facilitated the first trial of an on-street electric vehicle charger with Ausgrid and their supplier EVX at 75 St Johns Road, Glebe. Following this initial proof of concept, Ausgrid and EVX intend to install an additional nine electric vehicle chargers across the LGA in July 2023.

Similar to the proof of concept at 75 St Johns Rd, Glebe, Ausgrid and its partner EVX will install, manage and maintain the charger and power pole, with the chargers operating under a user pays model. The locations of the proposed charging stations were selected based on the identified EV charging infrastructure gaps. The proposed sites are:

  • 16 Kent Street, Millers Point
  • 12 Trinity Avenue, Dawes Point
  • 55 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont
  • 8 Brown Street, Newtown
  • 15 Carillion Avenue, Camperdown
  • 3-19 Yurong Street, Darlinghurst
  • 501 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
  • 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria
  • 3 Morley Avenue, Rosebery

We're currently letterbox dropping this information to residents near these sites. If you have an opinion on them please let us know before 28 July. Email: [email protected]. Please include your name and address and quote reference number 2023/420216.