Following on from several highly successful community consultations sessions at Dickson, Gungahlin and Erindale shopping centres, Capital Metro Agency and Environment and Planning staff will be in the Tuggeranong Hyperdome, between Kmart and Coles on the upper level, tomorrow (Friday 8 August) to discuss the proposed design for light rail in Canberra.
Minister for Capital Metro, Simon Corbell, urged Canberrans to attend the community consultation session at Tuggeranong and have their say on the proposals for the first stage of a potentially city-wide light rail network.
“There will be information for you to learn from, discuss, comment on and ask questions of myself and our agency staff,” Mr Corbell said.
“As the project is still in its early design stage this is an opportune time to influence the end design.”
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The design proposal has been based on in-depth planning and previous community feedback.
The ACT Government is also developing a Light Rail Master Plan that identifies where the next priority stages are for Capital Metro. The master plan will identify a future, potentially city-wide, light rail network and guide decision making about future extensions to Capital Metro.
“The feedback provided during this, and other, community consultation sessions will feed into the 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 Capital Metro to look and operate.
“Light rail will deliver so much more than just a transport solution for Canberra. This is why the government has been so intent on planning ahead for Canberra’s future. We are committed to delivering city-changing infrastructure and look forward to hearing what the community has to say about these great designs.”
(Simon Corbell Media Release)