August 2, 2022
The new Glendon Street community hub in Kingaroy will feature an electric vehicle recharging station, courtesy of Phase 3 of the State Government’s “Electric Super Highway”.
Construction of the town space, part of the Kingaroy Transformation Project, is well under way after weeks of frantic activity.
The work, which has blocked traffic outside the Council Chambers, has included the laying of concrete for new parking bays and the installation of underground cables.
Some of these will service the new EV charging station which will be positioned on the eastern side of the area.
The Kingaroy station is the first of 24 new chargers to be built by Yurika, part of the State Government-owned Energy Queensland.
“First stop is Kingaroy, soon to be followed by Longreach, Barcaldine, Blackall, Charleville, Miles and Stanthorpe,” Transport Minister Mark Bailey said.
“Electric vehicles are finding their place on Queensland roads, with more than 10,000 now registered.
“Queensland’s Electric Super Highway is currently positioned in 31 locations and is now expanding to a further 24 across the interior of the State.”
Assistant Minister for Regional Roads Bruce Saunders said the Phase 3 rollout would extend the Super Highway to 5400km.
“This system will be the single largest electric super highway in one jurisdiction anywhere in the world – that’s a fantastic achievement for Queensland,” Mr Saunders said.
The Glendon Street unit will be the second public EV charging station in Kingaroy.
In January, the South Burnett Regional Council officially opened an EV charging unit – sponsored by Stanwell Corporation – in the Alford Street car park.