Early designs for the 12 kilometre light rail project from the city to Gungahlin will be available for comment on during the next six weeks as part of community engagement program that started with the opening of a pop-up shop by Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, yesterday.
The Capital Metro pop-up shop is located on Mort Street in the CBD.
“This is the first opportunity for the community to see what light rail in Canberra might look like and I would encourage everyone to visit the pop-up shop, look at the proposed design and provide feedback,” Minister 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.”
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The design proposal has been created based on in-depth planning and builds on previous community feedback.
As well as the pop-up shop, information sessions will also be held in Gungahlin and Dickson shopping centres at various times through July and August.
“The feedback provided during the consultation will feed into next stages of design that 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 ACT government has been so intent on planning for the future and is committed to delivering city-changing infrastructure. We look forward to hearing what the community has to say about these designs.”
All information regarding the design proposal, information sessions and the opening hours of the pop-up shop is available at the Capital Metro website. Regular updates will also be provided through Facebook and Twitter.
(Simon Corbell Media Release)