The Canberra Times bears the outrage of Greens and light rail advocates that plans for the transport revamp of Belconnen have completely ignored a future light rail system.
- The Government has come under attack from light-rail supporters and the Greens for not factoring in the possibility of light rail in the future.
Greens MLA Amanda Bresnan asked Chief Minister Jon Stanhope if he was aware senior officers had presented these facts to a recent Belconnen Community Council meeting.
Although Mr Stanhope dodged the question, he later told The Canberra Times he was well aware of the situation and it was intentional.
I think that might be telling them something.
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UPDATE: Reader PM posted the following on the subject:
A Looming Storm in the Chief’s Backyard…?
No light rail for Belconnen. EVER! And, there has allegedly been poor consultation.
Basically, the whole request for federal funding of light rail looks like a conveniently timed sham.
The Northside Chronicle:
Video of the Legislative Assembly: