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17 April, 2023

Power up at the CHC - electric chargers ahead!

Electric powered travel is on the horizon for Gilgandra.

By Andrew Tarry - Local Government Reporter

The Coo-ee Heritage Centre (CHC) will become the home of electric vehicle chargers in the near future.

The NRMA is currently working with Essential Energy to get power to the site for the installation of the chargers. Gilgandra Shire Council has advised The Gilgandra Weekly that there are some precautions being put in place to cause minimal, if any, disruption to the bore pump that is located at the site, and a plan has been put to Essential Energy to work through the best solution.

This comes off the back of the completed bitumen works on the south-western side of the car park. Out of the surrounding towns: Dubbo, Narromine, Coonamble, Coonabarabran, Trangie, Nyngan; only Gilgandra and Warren are without electric vehicle chargers. By becoming part of the charging network, those tourists with electric vehicles won’t need to bypass or pass through Gilgandra to recharge.

The placement of the chargers may also encourage those stopping to “fuel up” their vehicle, to explore the heritage centre while they wait. The implementation still requires council approval, and it is anticipated that this would be in the latter half of 2023.

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