EV chargers first step to net-zero at Bentley Technology Park

Electric vehicle (EV) chargers have been installed at the Brodie Hall Function Centre at Bentley Technology Park, marking the first steps towards transitioning the facility to a net zero energy building.

The State Government has allocated $7.5 million in State Recovery Plan funds to refurbish the Centre, with the investment to include net zero certification.

Two charging stations equipped with alternating current (AC) 22kWh medium speed chargers have been installed by DevelopmentWA, which manages Bentley Technology Park through its Industrial Lands Authority (ILA) business division. The chargers are the first installed by DevelopmentWA to be retained in one of the agency’s landholdings, and will be free for public use.

Located in the eastern precinct of Bentley Technology Park, the Brodie Hall Function Centre is just six kilometres from the Perth CBD and offers conference, meeting, workshop and presentation spaces. The 12.6ha Technology Park land and assets were moved under the control of the ILA in 2020 as part of the State Government’s election commitment to remove barriers to investment and drive development.

Through the ILA, DevelopmentWA is driving industry engagement and attracting businesses into the Park to underpin Western Australia’s positioning in innovative science, technology enterprises and creative learning.

DevelopmentWA is committed to supporting the State Government’s vision of achieving net zero in Western Australia by 2050. With the implementation of EV chargers, we see important steps being taken to transitioning the Park to a net zero facility and creating sustainable outcomes for our State.

DevelopmentWA’s roadmap to net zero, launched in 2021, provides a framework to ensure the agency’s systems, policies and procurement are set up to drive towards net zero.