Bellarine Community Health (BCH) has installed an electric vehicle (EV) charger at its Portarlington site, the first EV charger on the Northern Bellarine.
This initiative is part of BCH’s ongoing commitment to mitigate the impact of climate change through actions to reduce the carbon footprint of both the organisation and the local community.
“We recognise climate change as a health emergency and this EV charger is one way we can support the community and BCH to minimise our carbon footprint,” said BCH CEO Garry Ellis.
The EV charger has been installed in the car park at the BCH site in Fenwick Street and is free for anyone to use. The EV charger has two charging points and will be available for charging between 8:00am and 6:00pm daily.
“The EV charger will benefit people of all ages and will allow people to travel in and around the Northern Bellarine knowing they have somewhere they can charge their vehicles for free,” Mr Ellis said.
The EV charger project has been supported by the City of Greater Geelong through its ‘Community Investment and Support Fund’.