Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Policy 2024

Smart City EV Charging Policy

Maribyrnong City Council is committed to improving sustainability and transport connectivity in our City. Facilitating the transition to Electric Vehicles (EVs), including convenient access to EV charging infrastructure, plays a significant role in meeting this commitment.  

In April 2024, Council endorsed a draft Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure Policy 2024 (the draft Policy) to update the previous policy that was adopted in 2020. 

You can view the draft Policy below. If you have any comments or questions on the draft Policy, please email smartcity@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au by midnight Sunday 2 June, 2024.

Purpose of the Policy

The draft Policy addresses the opportunities for EV charging infrastructure, encouraging, enabling and guiding the installation of EV infrastructure across our city. The draft Policy considers EV infrastructure impacts on various scenarios including:

  • Private residences
  • Existing commercial/industrial premises
  • New developments
  • Public places

EV Infrastructure Opportunities

Council is currently exploring options for modernising their vehicle fleet, which may include increasing EV numbers.  To support EV fleet vehicles, Council will consider the integration of EV charging infrastructure at new and existing Council buildings.

While Council does not have an allocated budget for investing in, or subsidising, EV charging infrastructure, private sector investment opportunities will be assessed to provide accessible EV charging infrastructure in public spaces. 

EV Charging Fact Sheets for Residents and Businesses

The following fact sheets have been developed to help answer common questions regarding the installation of Electric Vehicle Chargers in both residential and commercial properties.  These fact sheets will be updated regularly as the sector further evolves.