Project status: In Progress

How you had YourSay:

The light rail network will make a significant contribution to ensuring Canberra is one of the world's most liveable and competitive cities, connected through smart public transport. Canberra’s public will be able to easily access major educational institutions, retail and entertainment precincts and employment hubs on an integrated public transport network.

We are ensuring there is a community voice in planning and development of the project and are interested in hearing your views in the following areas:

  • Local business
  • Disability and access
  • The environment
  • Culture and heritage
  • Pedestrian and cycling
  • Our urban landscape
  • Community and residential impacts
  • The transport network

Active engagement activities:

There are currently no open consultations, so if you have any comments or questions please contact us here, or join our community reference group.

Previous engagement activities:

We are looking at:

Check out the Light Rail Stage 2A route via the flythrough video, or explore the City to Woden light rail project in more detail below.

We will use your views to:

Community and stakeholder views will inform the development of project designs, and planning for the construction and operation of the expanded light rail network.

These outcomes will then inform:

  • The Environmental Approvals processes
  • Development Application for City to Commonwealth Park
  • The Works Approvals for City to Commonwealth Park, and
  • The Environmental Impact Assessment for Commonwealth Park to Woden.
Conversations with the community are ongoing in relation to the light rail project, from design to construction and operation.

While we undertake ongoing public consultation, we continue to operate and plan the north-south spine of the light rail network from Gungahlin to Woden. We are monitoring, listening and learning from the:

  • Passenger experiences and boardings on the Gungahlin to City route;
  • Experiences of construction on the Gungahlin to City route;
  • Commonwealth Inquiry into City to Woden route
  • Outcomes of the Environmental Referral from the Department of Environment and Energy
  • Technical studies on Commonwealth Avenue Bridge, State Circle East and Yarra Glen
  • Ongoing engagement with the National Capital Authority
  • Community discussions on a future Woden Interchange
  • Insights from businesses along the City to Woden route
  • Engagement along the City to Woden route with Community Councils, stakeholder groups and the community, and
  • Experiences of major infrastructure delivery throughout Australia as part of the Next Generation Engagement Project through the Australian National University