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Capital Metro design consultation underway

By Canfan - 1 July 2014 37

Early designs for the 12 kilometre light rail project from the city to Gungahlin will be available for comment on during the next six weeks as part of community engagement program that started with the opening of a pop-up shop by Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, yesterday.

The Capital Metro pop-up shop is located on Mort Street in the CBD.

“This is the first opportunity for the community to see what light rail in Canberra might look like and I would encourage everyone to visit the pop-up shop, look at the proposed design and provide feedback,” Minister Corbell said.

“As this is an early design, no decisions have been made on the final product, so this is the most opportune time to influence the end design.”

The design proposal has been created based on in-depth planning and builds on previous community feedback.

As well as the pop-up shop, information sessions will also be held in Gungahlin and Dickson shopping centres at various times through July and August.

“The feedback provided during the consultation will feed into next stages of design that will provide the basis for expressions of interest later this year.

“It is vital the community take the opportunity to provide their feedback on how they would like the system to look and operate.

“Light Rail will deliver so much more than a transport benefit for Canberra and this is why the ACT government has been so intent on planning for the future and is committed to delivering city-changing infrastructure. We look forward to hearing what the community has to say about these designs.”

All information regarding the design proposal, information sessions and the opening hours of the pop-up shop is available at the Capital Metro website. Regular updates will also be provided through Facebook and Twitter.

(Simon Corbell Media Release)

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Capital Metro design consultation underway
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davo101 2:40 pm
01 Jul 14
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Perhaps I should drop by and ask to see the patronage modelling…. LOL

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dungfungus 3:29 pm
01 Jul 14
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Time to roll out the ACT Labor minority Government media release disclaimer again.

“This media release may contain statements that constitute forward-looking. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as the words “expects”, “projects”, “plans”, “believes”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “stabilised”, “underwritten”, “vision”, “may”, “could”, “pro forma”, “budget”, “financial model”,”infrastructure” and analogous. Any such statements are inherently subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected and the actual outcome to differ materially from that expected. Such risks and uncertainties include, amongst others, general economic and business conditions, competition, changes in political, social and economic conditions, regulatory initiatives and compliance with governmental regulations, and various other events, conditions and circumstances (including acts of god, war and terrorism). No assurance is given by the ACT Government in relation to any such statements. The ACT Government expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.”

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wildturkeycanoe 3:33 pm
01 Jul 14
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If it’s feedback they want, why don’t they simply look at the Riot Act, there are hundreds of opinions on these pages relating to the train. Unfortunately, they won’t consider an invisible train that flies through the air and costs nothing to build and run. Anything else and many people will be very angry.

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JessP 3:54 pm
01 Jul 14
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Dont build it. Ever.

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switch 4:02 pm
01 Jul 14
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dungfungus said :

Time to roll out the ACT Labor minority Government media release disclaimer again.

“This media release may contain statements that constitute forward-looking. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as the words “expects”, “projects”, “plans”, “believes”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “stabilised”, “underwritten”, “vision”, “may”, “could”, “pro forma”, “budget”, “financial model”,”infrastructure” and analogous…

You left out “vibrant.”

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astrojax 4:10 pm
01 Jul 14
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what are the implications for action routes if/when this light rail is completed – surely there will be capacity to service tangential routes to the main thoroughfare than as now when by the time you get into the near-civic precinct as far out as dickson there are about eleventy routes running down the strip, while the suburbs cry out against the paucity of service. will action make anything of this opportunity to service their patrons’ complaints? [rhetorical question, i presume…]

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rommeldog56 4:31 pm
01 Jul 14
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JessP said :

Dont build it. Ever.

Tisk, tisk. So much negativity.

All the answers are here for u disbelivers/negative vibe people :

http://www.actlightrail.info/2014/06/a-piece-of-krupp-indeed-anti-light-rail.html

I also note that Minister Corbell says that “no decisions have been made on the final product”.

Shouldn’t that have read “no decisions on whether to build it or not, have been made” ?

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VYBerlinaV8_is_back 4:38 pm
01 Jul 14
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switch said :

dungfungus said :

Time to roll out the ACT Labor minority Government media release disclaimer again.

“This media release may contain statements that constitute forward-looking. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as the words “expects”, “projects”, “plans”, “believes”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “stabilised”, “underwritten”, “vision”, “may”, “could”, “pro forma”, “budget”, “financial model”,”infrastructure” and analogous…

You left out “vibrant.”

And “sustainable”.

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Ben_Dover 5:35 pm
01 Jul 14
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“As this is an early design, no decisions have been made on the final product, so this is the most opportune time to influence the end design. Please note that influence the end design” does not include the option to “stop us wasting $$$$millions on this lunatic idea which no one wants or needs.”

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Maya123 5:43 pm
01 Jul 14
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wildturkeycanoe said :

If it’s feedback they want, why don’t they simply look at the Riot Act, there are hundreds of opinions on these pages relating to the train. Unfortunately, they won’t consider an invisible train that flies through the air and costs nothing to build and run. Anything else and many people will be very angry.

No, there is opposition here to it by a few very vocal people, not hundreds. In fact it would be rather daunting for someone to express another opinion with that much negative chatter.

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gooterz 5:54 pm
01 Jul 14
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What colour do you want your white elephant to be?

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Pandy 6:18 pm
01 Jul 14
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Maya123 said :

wildturkeycanoe said :

If it’s feedback they want, why don’t they simply look at the Riot Act, there are hundreds of opinions on these pages relating to the train. Unfortunately, they won’t consider an invisible train that flies through the air and costs nothing to build and run. Anything else and many people will be very angry.

No, there is opposition here to it by a few very vocal people, not hundreds. In fact it would be rather daunting for someone to express another opinion with that much negative chatter.

Really?

I have said previously that they should poll the population.

In fact lets have a referendum!

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dungfungus 6:20 pm
01 Jul 14
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miz 6:29 pm
01 Jul 14
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Is Ms Thomas a member of the Greens?

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Mr Evil 6:33 pm
01 Jul 14
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gooterz said :

What colour do you want your white elephant to be?

Green, of course!

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