With the Government having already announced they wanted to build a light rail system it’s sweet to see Simon Corbell announcing the appointment of a firm to make the business case:
Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, announced today that the Agency has appointed global firm EY to develop the final business case and to be the project’s economic and commercial advisor.
EY will advise the Capital Metro Agency on all economic and development opportunities created by the light rail investment.
“EY is a global firm that advise on many of Australia’s most complex transport and urban transformation projects. They bring considerable expertise to the Agency and are a safe pair of hands,” Mr Corbell said.
The final business case will describe in practical terms how light rail can help achieve the Government’s vision of a more sustainable city. Cabinet will consider the business case findings in mid-2014, before engaging with industry and preparing procurement documentation later this year.
When hired by the Capital Metro Agency to make out the business case it’s probably fair to say they’re not working from a blank sheet.