Now it is time to make a formal request to your strata council in writing. Ideally, you will also attend one or more council meetings to further represent and explain your request. Your strata council may have little knowledge about electric vehicle charging so it may help to provide them with
basic information and the
benefits of charging in your building. It may take time for your strata council to consider their options. Be patient. This could take several months depending on your situation.
Submit a request in writing and in person
Your request should detail:
The charging options
Most members of your strata council may have limited knowledge about electric vehicles and charging. Provide them with the information they need to understand the charging options and your specific request. Keep in mind that it is possible that only a small amount of electrical work may be required to accommodate Level 1 charging, while Level 2 charging may be more involved.
Read more about your charging options.
Suggested charger location
Depending on your building’s situation, you may suggest that a charger be installed in your own parking stall (if near an outlet or the electrical room) or another location (another homeowner’s stall or visitor’s parking). The strata council can then assess if charging is feasible in that location and what steps need to be taken to approve the installation.
Suggested Cost Recovery Mechanism
Strata councils will also want to recover costs for providing vehicle charging. There are several options to consider.
Learn about your options
Information on potential charging equipment and installation costs
Do your research. Electricians and suppliers of chargers or electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) suppliers can help you assess your options and can provide you with cost estimate.
Learn about chargers and installation costs.
The benefits to the strata
Your strata council’s support is essential. You may need to convince your strata council that the benefits of an electric vehicle charger outweigh the costs. You can explain that charging access could attract new homeowners and tenants and may even increase property value.
Key benefits of charging to the strata corporation.