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Focus on growth will fast-track Western Sydney’s road to EV Featured

Media release, 13 September, 2021

WSROC commends the NSW Government on taking the lead nationally, in releasing its Electric Vehicle Charging Masterplan, and calls for collaboration with councils to place EV transition at the centre of future growth.

WSROC President Barry Calvert said, “The pathway to EV transition is ensuring that a fast-charging station network also becomes a core consideration for new development. This is a great opportunity in Western Sydney, which continues to be a focal point for ongoing development and growth.

“Planning for a future that is low-emissions is a priority for the seven councils participating in the Western Sydney Energy Program (WSEP), led by WSROC. Accelerating electrification of transport is an important part of the WSEP. Councils acknowledge that a lack of charging infrastructure presents an obstacle to EV ownership in communities. WSROC is working with councils to develop an EV Roadmap that will further support our regional commitment to an EV future.

“Councils are working toward this goal in partnership with other regional stakeholders, to ensure Western Sydney communities can fully participate in the EV shift. Recently, WSEP member councils and the Western Sydney University identified key sites for fast-charging stations, to be installed over the next two years by infrastructure providers Evie Networks and Engie, successful recipients in the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Future Fuels Fund Round 1,” said Clr Calvert.

“As the third largest economy in Australia, it is essential that Western Sydney’s EV network is supported by strategically located fast-charging stations, to benefit and extend the government’s broad vision for transition. WSROC commends the NSW Government’s continuing nation-leading commitment to a net-zero future.”

WSROC coordinates the Western Sydney Energy Program which is a collaboration between seven Western Sydney councils. The program aims to realise energy, cost and emission savings for Western Sydney councils and their communities

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