Simon Corbell and Andrew Barr have announced they’re asking the Federales for the “transformation” of Northbourne Avenue.
“The Northbourne Avenue transit corridor is being put forward for consideration in the 2012 Update of the National Infrastructure Priorities,” Mr Corbell said.
“One of the Government’s priorities is to provide an effective and efficient transport system that meets the needs of the community while reducing its environmental and social impacts.”
Mr Barr said that as Canberra continues to grow so too does the need to provide more sustainable ways for Canberrans to get around – and with more than 50,000 people travelling Northbourne Avenue daily, increasing with the growth of Gungahlin, Northbourne is a significant transport corridor.
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“The transformation of the corridor along its length, particularly through Dickson, will see Northbourne turned into a vibrant, active urban passage with many people, businesses and retail areas reaping the benefits,” Mr Barr said.
The ACT Government has commenced the Northbourne Avenue transit corridor feasibility study which will provide the technical and economic assessments and a business case for the development of the corridor.