Canberra light rail construction commences but future stations still up for debate

Canberra light rail construction commences but future stations still up for debate
Canberra light rail construction commences but future stations still up for debate

A light rail network from Gungahlin to Civic, which was promised in 2012, has seen work commencing on the first stage with contruction to begin in 2016, according to Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell.

Consulting firms Arup, CBRE, Tract, Brown Consulting and Purdon Associates have been appointed to undertake the project, with eight submissions received during the tender process from both national and international companies.

"It is also important for us to begin investigations on where future stages of this network will go, which includes Russell, Canberra Airport, the Parliamentary Triangle, Kingston, Woden, Erindale, Tuggeranong, Belconnen, Kippax, Lanyon, Weston Creek and Molonglo," said Corbell.

Options will be explored in the master plan for the citywide light rail network, and public consultation will also be heavily explored later in the year.

Capital Metro Agency currently are focusing on the Capital Metro Stage One, from Gungahlin and the City, with the ACT government investigating the future potential extensions.

The draft light rail masterplan will be completed by early 2015.

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke was a property writer at Property Observer

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