We are continuing to implement clever and creative initiatives across the region with two electric car charging stations to be installed at Cunningham Pier by early December 2017, providing opportunities for the region to reduce its carbon footprint.
The project is part of a
larger initiative to make the city and waterfront more user friendly and improve
the north/ south laneway network in central Geelong, which includes the
construction of a solar power supply, new pedestrian crossings, new footpaths
and kerbs, new lighting, more open lawn spaces and garden beds, and an alfresco
area for food vans.
project’s pinnacle is the installation of two electric vehicle charging
stations which will increase public awareness and provide the infrastructure enabling
the uptake of environmentally-friendly transport options. Users will be able to
check the availability of the charging stations, which can charge four vehicles
simultaneously, through their smartphones.
initiative was funded by the City, through Future Proofing Geelong, in collaboration with the
Geelong Manufacturing Council and the Victorian Government. It supports other
initiatives already underway across the region supporting the community’s vision
for Greater Geelong to be recognised as clever and creative, while assisting
new and existing business to adapt to ‘green’ technologies.
Geoff Lawler - Director of Planning and Development
“The project was
established when a new pedestrian crossing was earmarked for the area
across Western Beach Road. It is part of a larger strategy to make it easier
for pedestrians to come and go between the city and the waterfront, especially
via the laneway network.”
new electric charging stations will bring people to the Geelong Waterfront, who
will frequent local businesses whilst their cars are charging.”