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.”
Media release from TCCS Minister Meegan Fitzharris MLA: City to Woden light rail planning well underway Planning for light rail from the City to Woden is well underway, with the … Read more
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.
PTCBR encourage the federal government to support better public transport for the nations capital. The PTCBR are disappointed that Federal Parliament has decided to interfere in the provision of better public transport for Canberrans. The PTCBR hope that this process is not used to politicise a project that has been supported by Canberra voters at two consecutive ACT Territory elections.