The PTCBR are holding a public meeting on 8 Aug 2018 with TCCS presenting on Network 19, Light Rail Stage One and Two. It is a good opportunity for PTCBR Members and the public to ask questions about major public transport issues in Canberra.
The PTCBR are pleased that the ACT Government has provided an estimated cost for stage two of Canberra’s light rail network. The cost incorporates design changes likely to be necessary for federal government approval, including a new light rail crossing structure between Commonwealth Avenue Bridge, and wire free light rail operation through the Parliamentary Zone. “The indicative cost of between $1.3 and 1.6 billion dollars is not a figure that the Canberra public should be shocked by. It’s a major infrastructure project that a city of our size requires, and can afford.”
The federal government is holding an inquiry into the ACT Governments light rail stage two project, from Civic to Woden via the Parliamentary Triangle.
The PTCBR have made a submission encouraging the Committee to recommend that the project proceed, and supporting the strong working relationship between the National Capital Authority and the ACT Government.
This announcement from TCCS Minister Meegan Fitzharris focuses on light rail and buses. It also provides funding to address any questions that the NCA and the federal inquiry into light rail, may have. The highlights of this announcement are the construction of a light rail stop in Mitchell in 2019/20, and $10 million to further advance the technical and design aspects of light rail to Woden.
The PTCBR AGM will be held 5PM, Thursday 14 December at the Griffin Centre, Genge St, Civic. Following the AGM, a public meeting will be held featuring a presentation and consultation by TCCS on Network 18. The two meetings are expected to conclude before 7PM