Light rail public

The Australian Capital Territory light rail design is now open to public for feedback

Light rail public
A conceptual image of the light rail project

The community is being asked for feedback on the latest Australian Capital Territory (ACT) light rail designs.

Minister for Capital Metro Simon Corbell says the State Government is setting out its urban design vision to ensure that the consortia bidding for the project have a good understanding of government, stakeholder and community expectations when developing their light rail designs.

"It's important that the light rail design reflects the character of Canberra," he says.

"The Capital Metro Agency is using feedback from the early design consultation – held last year – to further develop the thinking on the project's urban design elements to inform the light rail procurement process.

"This is another great opportunity for the community to let the team at Capital Metro know if they are on the right track and to share their views on the urban designs, including landscaping."

The latest design elements for the corridor propose native grassland plantings beneath the eucalypt tree canopy along the median as a resilient and attractive alternative to unsustainable irrigated grass.

"Community feedback during the early design consultation suggested landscaping options could reflect Canberra's changing seasons," says Corbell.

"The current designs suggest that native grassland plantings can be used to ensure flowers all year round, creating a colourful 12 month seasonal palette."

People can share their views with us on the light rail urban designs through online forums at or by visiting the consultation checkpoint station to view consultation material and talk to ACT Government staff.

A schedule of where the checkpoint station will be located around Canberra, such as at shopping centres and community events, is available online.

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