Dimboola has become the third town in the Hindmarsh Shire to have an electric vehicle charging station installed.

The new facility is located behind the library and joins those switched on in Nhill in January and Rainbow in April. Jeparit is also in line to have one installed shortly.

These charging stations are available at no cost to drivers and have been placed in locations that encourage people to stop and visit our towns while their vehicle is charging. All are within easy walking distance of the central business areas in each town.

The company responsible for these facilities, Linga Network, is installing one hundred of these across regional Victoria, with major car manufacturers helping pay for the infrastructure costs, with participating councils providing the parking locations for the stations and covering installation costs.
At the official opening of the site in Nhill earlier this year, Hindmarsh Shire Council Mayor Ron Ismay said: “This is a really exciting step for Hindmarsh Shire and has the potential to change the face of tourism in regional town centres. We thank Linga Network for their contribution and support of Hindmarsh Shire. We have a proud history of innovation through agriculture and, more recently in our sustainable practices.

“Not only does participation in this program makes sense for our local economies, it will play an important role in bridging the divide between metropolitan and regional Victoria and unifying our state. It also gives all Victorians a great way to reduce their impact on the environment, and it supports local governments to reduce emissions through more sustainable transport infrastructure. We encourage our colleagues in other Councils across Australia to follow our lead.”
These three charging stations within the Hindmarsh Shire are complemented by three more located in Horsham operated by different providers, making travel around the northern and western Wimmera in electric vehicles more convenient.