5 June: Electric vehicle charging stations launch

Electric vehicle charging stations launch

Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick councils have become the first councils in NSW to provide public on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

From today, EV owners will be able to charge on the go at Bondi Beach, Double Bay, Coogee Beach and Randwick.

The project will help reduce carbon emissions from transport in Sydney’s east and encourage EV uptake. We want purchasing an EV to be a more viable option for people, and our councils are leading the way by providing handy charging locations.

The project is internally funded by Waverley, Woollahra and Radnwick’s Tri-Council Environment Program.

Charging stations are booked and paid for using Chargefox app. Charging costs between 10-25 c/kWh, depending on the time of the day, and is designed to be less than the cost of charging at home.

The charge stations are located at Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach, Spring Street, Bondi Junction, Kiaora Place shopping centre, Double Bay, Coogee Beach, Randwick Community Centre and the Silver Street car park, Randwick.

Water restrictions from June 1

Sydney’s water supply is running low. Level 1 restrictions will save water by limiting how and when we use drinking water outdoors. They apply to everyone including residents and businesses. Let’s rally together and make saving water second nature. Visit www.sydneywater.com.au to check what restrictions mean for you.

- Waverley Mayor John Wakefield.

This column first appeared in the Wentworth Courier.