The next public meeting of ACT Light Rail will be held this Thursday 7th August 2008 (18:30-19:30). This meeting will be held at the Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen (view map).
Items and Topics that we will be discussing at this meeting include:
- the recent announcement by the ACT Government that they now consider Light Rail is a priority infrastructure project for the Territory “Stanhope lists light rail as ACT priority for Commonwealth infrastructure funding” (this was announced approximately a week after our last meeting)
- the resolution brought down by the recent ALP ACT conference that supports light rail and their motion to undertake a cost benefit analysis in support of the ACT Government’s Infrastructure Australia bid
- how these announcements and changes will affect the campaigning tactics that ACT Light Rail will be using in the lead up to the 18 October ACT Election
- given the community support and continued media coverage that we have had with driving the Light Rail issue up to now, an update on representations received from industry offering a significant sum of money to be used for electoral advertising to “thump” any parties and candidates that are not supportive of light rail at the upcoming election. Obviously now that Light Rail is officially on the agenda this is awakening wider serious industry interest.
More information can be obtained from the ACT Light Rail website.