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Capital Metro consultation heads to Gunghalin

By Canfan 19 July 2014 43

Capital Metro Agency staff will be in the Gungahlin Village Shopping Centre, near the Coles supermarket, today (19 July) to further discuss the proposed design for light rail in Canberra.

Minister for Capital Metro, Simon Corbell, who will be in attendance during the morning, urged Canberrans to visit the team at Gungahlin and to find out more information and to have their say on the proposals for light rail.

“There will be information for you to comment on, learn about, and ask questions of our agency staff,” Mr 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 based on in-depth planning and builds on previous community feedback.

“The feedback provided during this consultation will feed into next stages of design, which 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 government has been so intent on planning for Canberra’s future. We are committed to delivering city-changing infrastructure and look forward to hearing what the community have to say about these great designs.”

Capital Metro will be at the Gungahlin Village Shopping Centre, near Coles, today from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

(Simon Corbell Media Release)


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dungfungus 7:29 pm 31 Jul 14

Me2 said :

dungfungus said :

fair go ned said :

I predict two things:
1. Labor to postpone the light rail
There has been zero interest from private industry to bank roll the project so Labor will postpone the construction, spin the line that the project needs to be part of the mythical city to lake project and they will try get funding for both in next decade or so.

2. Corbell retires
Corbell did everything he could to lose the last election and he only won his seat off the back of stronger and better performing labor candidates. It’s not a coincidence he has been given light rail to sell to the community. he will be faced with retiring or losing his seat.

Hidden on the left hand side of page 2 in the Canberra Times this morning is a misleading headline “Barr rejects grim report on future of major work”.
It’s all very predictable stuff until a paragraph begins:
” The Capital Metro light rail project may provide some support to engineering construction beyond 2016.
However, the $600 million investment is only a possibility at this stage , with some uncertainty over its cost”.

This is the first indication that The ACT Labor minority government is going to bail from the project and it is more significant as it is Andrew Barr making the statement.

I would have thought the CT would have made this a front page headline and they would be all over Corbell and Rattenbury for comment.

Over to you Mr Corbell. Time to come clean.

The paragraph in the article labelling Capital Metro as a ‘possibility’ is quoting the Investment Monitor report, not Andrew Barr

It’s difficult to work out who said what actually. Fairfax Media now outsources its sub editing offshore. In the final paragraph Andrew Barr appears to confirm the doubt about the Capital Metro project not going ahead by merely stating the project “is in the pipeline”.
I haven’t seen any media releases clarifying this.

davo101 1:15 pm 31 Jul 14

Me2 said :

The paragraph in the article labelling Capital Metro as a ‘possibility’ is quoting the Investment Monitor report, not Andrew Barr

Good point. Obviously my brain’s not up to parsing that many quotes at once. So they were just paraphrasing the Chief Minister and blaming the weather.

Me2 11:50 am 31 Jul 14

dungfungus said :

fair go ned said :

I predict two things:
1. Labor to postpone the light rail
There has been zero interest from private industry to bank roll the project so Labor will postpone the construction, spin the line that the project needs to be part of the mythical city to lake project and they will try get funding for both in next decade or so.

2. Corbell retires
Corbell did everything he could to lose the last election and he only won his seat off the back of stronger and better performing labor candidates. It’s not a coincidence he has been given light rail to sell to the community. he will be faced with retiring or losing his seat.

Hidden on the left hand side of page 2 in the Canberra Times this morning is a misleading headline “Barr rejects grim report on future of major work”.
It’s all very predictable stuff until a paragraph begins:
” The Capital Metro light rail project may provide some support to engineering construction beyond 2016.
However, the $600 million investment is only a possibility at this stage , with some uncertainty over its cost”.

This is the first indication that The ACT Labor minority government is going to bail from the project and it is more significant as it is Andrew Barr making the statement.

I would have thought the CT would have made this a front page headline and they would be all over Corbell and Rattenbury for comment.

Over to you Mr Corbell. Time to come clean.

The paragraph in the article labelling Capital Metro as a ‘possibility’ is quoting the Investment Monitor report, not Andrew Barr

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