Another Electronic Vehicle Charging Station has been installed in the Hindmarsh Shire, with Jeparit added to the growing list of locations to now offer this service.

This one joins the one installed at Dimboola in September at the Visitor Node behind the library, and those at Rainbow and Nhill that were turned on earlier this year as others within the Hindmarsh Shire.

Hindmarsh Shire Council Mayor Cr Ron Ismay said, “It is great to see our small towns having new services for electronic vehicles. The charging stations take about 1 x hour to charge and will encourage tourists to stop and charge in our towns exploring our wonderful attractions and businesses”.

Linga Network has chosen the charging stations at Dimboola and Jeparit in partnership with Baidam Solutions due to the culturally significant areas in these towns. Dimboola was the first charging station to be installed as a part of guiding Electronic Vehicle drivers along a route named ‘Songlines by Baidam’. This route will eventually extend from Torquay to Port Fairy and across the border into South Australia.

Caity Randall, the co-founder of Linga Network, said, “As an EV network, our primary objective is technological progression and infrastructure deployment executed in a thorough and robust manner. As a strong advocate for community cultural awareness, I’m particularly pleased that we can combine establishing our high coverage, regional network with a meaningful user experience, respecting First Nations land and culture. Working with Baidam Solutions will ensure our cultural competency and that we pay respect and honour the culture and heritage of First Nation communities.

“Through the support of Baidam Solutions education programs, we are creating a social return on investment via direct funding for ICT scholarships”.