Park, Lunch and Learn: EV Charging – Council Case Studies

In our commitment to providing value to the wider Parking Australia network, we organised a session where local councils could learn from each other about their unique EV charging strategies, challenges, and implementation processes.

We assembled an informative panel consisting of the City of Sydney (Amy Dennis), Northern Beaches Council (Phil Devon), and Waverley, Woollahra & Randwick councils (Sam Kelley), each showcasing their distinct EV charging approaches moderated by Parking Australia President, Angelique Mentis.

Date: Wednesday 1 May

Time: 12pm to 2pm

Venue: The Michael Crouch Innovation Centre, Hilmer Building UNSW Kensington Campus, 2052 


  • 12.00pm: Registration
  • 12:15pm: Overview and welcome from Parking Australia
  • 12.20pm: Sponsor address – NRMA
  • 12.25pm: Council presentations, panel discussion, and Q&A
  • 1:10pm: 3 x five-minute spotlights for suppliers with a focus on case study/solutions
  • 1:30pm: Lunch and networking
  • 2:00pm: Event concludes

The event was videoed and will be made available for members post-event. 

Our speakers:


Phillip Devon, Manager Transport Network
Northern Beaches Council

Phillip has 20 years’ experience in local government engineering, developing and leading teams across all disciplines from approvals, asset management and engineering delivery. Phillip has experience and understanding in the relationship between land-use, activity and transport.
Phillip is a proponent for the implementation of the movement and place framework and believes in creating dynamic urban spaces for the community. Phillip is experienced in transport planning, traffic engineering and modelling, and designing places for people.

Sam Kelley, Electric Vehicle Project Manager 
Waverley, Woollahra & Randwick Councils

Sam has a background in renewable energy engineering and has been working in the renewables and electric vehicles sector for over 7 years. In his current role as Electric Vehicle Project Manager for Waverley, Woollahra, and Randwick Councils he coordinates the rollouts of kerbside, street pole, and fast chargers; manages the councils’ public charging network; and has recently co-written the Eastern Suburbs Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy.


Amy Dennis, Sustainability Project Manager
City of Sydney

Amy is a currently Sustainability Project Manager in the Property Services team at the City of Sydney. In her role, she manages the City’s operational installations of public kerbside charging and private charging infrastructure for the City’s fleet. Amy works closely with the City’s Fleet Services and City Access & Transport to successfully deliver on the action plan outlined in the Electrification of Transport in the City strategy.


Moderator: Angelique Mentis, Parking Australia President

Angelique Mentis founded her parking business, thatsMYspot in 2009. Over the past 12 years, she has been reputably providing automated parking bollard products to individuals, B2B businesses and government, including association members.

Angelique has over 30 years business and industry experience, having practised as a highly respected finance lawyer both in Australia and internationally. She has developed and built residential and commercial property developments, including installing a car stacker in 2008. Angelique serves as a voluntary advisory board member of rCITI, the UNSW Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation.


Supplier Spotlight

We welcomed Ace Parking (James English), Billing Bureau (Phil Brophy), and EasyPark (Jason Marks) as they each present a five-minute solutions-based case study.

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