Good news! The NSW Government has open applications for the EV Kerbside Charging Grant program. The grant is open to both Charge Point Operators (CPOs) and Local Councils. If you are seeking guidance on the application process here’s a summary of key points:

Eligible LGAs for Kerbside Charging Grant:
Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Canada Bay, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Hunters Hill, Inner West, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Liverpool, Mosman, Newcastle, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, Parramatta, Randwick, Ryde, Strathfield, Sutherland Shire, Sydney, Waverley, Willoughby, and Woollahra. 

Application Requirements and Process:
To apply for the grant, you will need to submit various documents and information, including:

            1.      Letter of support from the council and electricity authorities (e.g., Ausgrid).
     2.      Project plan detailing the proposed installation of kerbside chargers.
     3.      Maintenance plan outlining how the charging infrastructure will be maintained.
     4.      Details of the proposed site, charger types, ports, and photos.
     5.      Costs and financial projections related to the project.
     6.      Hardware and software quotes for the charging infrastructure.
     7.      Rationale on why your project deserves funding.

Timeline and Milestones:
The grant closes in 17 November 2023, and
the results will be released in Year 1 of 2024. You have 12 months to complete
the installation of all the chargers. After the chargers have been operational
for 12 months, the final milestone payment will be released.

Parking and Non-EV Cars:
While the parking situation may vary, it
appears that the grant does not mandate exclusive parking for EVs. However,
there may be advantages for EVs if the parking spaces are designated for
electric vehicles.

    ·      The funding cap is 800k per CPO or per Council.
     ·      The grant can cover up to 80% of the subscription cost for software for up to three years.
     ·      80% of total EV charger installation and equipment costs (limited at $10,000 per charge port)
     ·      Energy management is allowed within the grant, and initial costs for civil works, including line markings and
signage, are included.

Hardware and Software Requirements:
The minimum requirement for the grant is to have 4 EV charging sites with a total combined minimum of 8 EV charge ports (e.g. 4 dual port EV chargers, 8 single port EV chargers or a combination thereof).

While there is a list of recommended hardware and software in the guidelines, and you can still apply for the grant if you have other hardware or software solutions. ChargeBoss’ hardware and software are compliant with the grant requirements. 

If you need further information on the Kerbside grant, you can visit this page. For more information on how to partner with ChargeBoss to set up your EV charging station, click on the ‘Get Started’ button.