How you had your say:

In May and June 2018 the Commonwealth's Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories held an inquiry into the development of the City to Woden light rail route in the Australian Capital Territory. The ACT Government welcomed the Inquiry. The community and stakeholders shared their views and ideas by:

  • Making formal submissions to the Inquiry
  • Attending Public Hearings held by the Committee

The ACT Government made a formal submission and gave evidence at a Public Hearing on 28th June 2018. The full list of public submissions and transcripts of the Public Hearings are available on the Australian Parliament House website.

What was looked at:

The Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories Terms of Reference include:

  1. the relevant parliamentary approval processes for works within the Parliamentary zone;
  2. the roles of the National Capital Authority and the Australian Government, and the associated approval processes;
  3. possible impacts on the Parliamentary zone and Parliamentary precincts, including any impacts on the heritage values and national importance of the Parliamentary zone and our national capital; and
  4. the identification of matters that may be of concern prior to formal parliamentary or Australian Government consideration of the project; and
  5. any other relevant matter the Committee wishes to examine

What's happening now?

The ACT Government is currently progressing the environmental approvals for light rail Stage 2A, and preparing for the upcoming Environmental Impact Statement for Stage 2B.