The ACT Government has also submitted the design of the Alinga Street light rail stop to the NCA.
The design of the light-rail driven Northbourne Plaza redevelopment in Civic includes the moving of bus stops and layover space in front of the heritage-listed buildings so the verges can be widened.
Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said the redevelopment would rejuvenate this part of the city, creating more space for pedestrians and cyclists and enabling outdoor dining.
The Minister said the Alinga Street light rail stop would be one of the busiest on the Stage 1 route.
“It will eventually feature as a meeting spot for people travelling through to Canberra’s south once Stage 2 takes shape,” Ms Fitzharris said.The Minister said the plans showed how the city centre would be reinvigorated by smart, attractive design.
“The light rail network will boost Canberra’s sustainable growth by changing and improving transport options, settlement patterns and employment opportunities. It is fundamentally about the renewal of our urban centres,” she said.
When light rail stage 1 is completed the median would be a clear open space ready for the construction of Light Rail Stage 2.
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