Information for Strata

Fact: EVs Are Coming

Dozens of countries have already mandated a phase-out of fossil fuel cars with some jurisdictions banning petrol and diesel new sales as early as 2025, many others by the 2030. Most car manufacturers are well underway in their transition to EV.  

Every state government in Australia have released EV implementation strategies. See Further Reading for details. 

Make no mistake, EVs are coming and are already here in Breakfast Point.

Fact: EV Charging Can Be Provided in Apartments Without Exceeding Supply Constraints

Your Breakfast Point EV team has identified that there are various methods to implement EV charging using current building power capacity and not exceeding limits. Details contained in pages below.

NSW Government: Making your residential strata building EV ready

The NSW Government has produced information and various tools to help guide owners' corporations and strata make buildings EV ready including general guidelines...

For buildings having access to Lot Owners metered power the survey of owners will assist in determining the timeframe for take up of EV vehicles.

For those buildings where the infrastructure dictates that common property power must be used, then expenditure can be approved under the sustainable infrastructure provisions of NSW Strata Legislation (link here).  The Strata would be responsible for the installation of a dynamic load management system (see DLM)  and the provision of services that would allow a Lot Owner to connect EVSE in their garage.

  For all installations the following requirements should be noted.

The commentary within the Guide to Volume One of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 Amendment 1 may be of assistance. In relation to C2.12(a)(v) of the NCC Volume One, the Guide states  ‘Reference to “installed in the building” means batteries hard wired into the building. This includes batteries used to provide power supply for fire safety equipment, lifts, pumps, energy storage from renewable energy sources and the like. It does not include batteries associated with removable data infrastructure, vehicles or batteries that can be readily removed or relocated (such as plug in UPS batteries).’ The Guide to Volume One of the NCC 2019 Amendment 1 can be accessed at

Information to help navigate the challenges of EV charging in Breakfast Point

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