An electric vehicle charging station has been installed in Rockley’s Stevens Park.
The charger has been funded by Bathurst Regional Council and the NSW Government.
Mayor of Bathurst Cr Robert Taylor said the charger adds to the suite of charging stations Council has installed in recent years.
“Council has installed six chargers at three sites, the National Motor Racing Museum, Bathurst Rail Museum and Courthouse Lane. Council also hosts seven fast charge stations at the BAthurst Visitor Information Centre, six Tesla chargers and one NRMA fast charger.”
“Investment in electric vehicle charging stations in regional areas helps attract new visitors to the local government area and we can link into the state government’s “EV Tourist Drives’ initiative.
“We have seen the use of all the charging stations across the city steadily increase since their introduction,” Cr Taylor said.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the charger is part of the NSW Government’s EV Tourist Drive program.
“Destination chargers are encouraging visitors to the region to stop at unique locations to recharge and explore,” Mr Toole said.
“Drivers can pull up, plug in and enjoy the gardens of Rockley, have lunch at Rockley pub and visit local shops and museums.”
Caption: Member for Bathurst Paul Toole and Mayor Cr Robert Taylor at the new EV charging station at Rockley