Western Australia’s EV network expansion continues with Jurien Bay charger

Image credit: Minister Bill Johnston's Twitter

The Western Australian government announced that a new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station is now open in Jurien Bay, providing a vital link between Perth and Northampton. 

This initiative is part of the government’s Electric Vehicle Strategy for Western Australia, which aims to make EV travel more accessible and environmentally friendly across the state.

Situated at the Murray Street Road Reserve, near the Indian Ocean Drive shopping complex, the Jurien Bay fast charger offers both residents and tourists the opportunity to charge their EVs. 

The charging station boasts a DC 150-kilowatt fast charger that can provide a quick top-up in as little as 20 minutes, with a backup AC 7.6-kW charger for added convenience.

The installation of this EV charging station was made possible through a collaborative effort between Synergy and the Shire of Dandaragan, with a focus on delivering a fast user experience.

Western Australia’s EV infrastructure is expanding rapidly, with 11 operational charging stations spread across the state, including popular destinations like Kings Park, Carnarvon, Broome, and Albany. Furthermore, more 

Synergy EV charging sites are scheduled to open soon in Southern Cross and Coolgardie, while Horizon Power is set to introduce EV charging stations in Exmouth, Karratha, Esperance, and Denham.

The Western Australian Electric Vehicle Network, with a budget of $21 million, is poised to become the longest of its kind in Australia. 

It will encompass 98 EV charging stations spanning 49 locations, stretching over 7,000 kilometres from Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south and east to Eucla.

Energy Minister Bill Johnston expressed his enthusiasm about the Jurien Bay charging site, which now links Perth to Northampton. 

“The EV charging sites are boosting tourism and making electric transportation more accessible for communities across WA,” the minister noted. 

Climate Action Minister Reece Whitby underscored the importance of fast charger deployment in encouraging EV adoption.

“By delivering the WA EV Network, the State Government is driving down greenhouse gas emissions to support WA’s road to net zero emissions by 2050,” Minister Whitby stated.