Local residents and businesses can now follow the progress of light rail stage 2 and provide feedback on the project with the launch of the ACT Government’s virtual engagement room.
Transport Minister Chris Steel said the Government would be consulting on “a wide range” of issues as the project progresses, including environmental and heritage impacts and design elements.
Mr Steel said the site would also provide information on the project and delivery timeframes and milestones.
“New visualisations will help Canberrans gain a better understanding of how the first section of this project will look [from the city to Commonwealth Park], and how it will interact with car, bus, cyclist and pedestrian movements in one of the busiest parts of the city,” he said.
“The new website and virtual engagement room will make it easy and convenient for people to follow the latest project developments and have a say in shaping this key stage of Canberra’s future light rail network.”
Mr Steel said the online hub would work to support face-to-face engagement activities about the project which are already underway with businesses and residents in the city, with more information sessions to be held from mid-July.
“This information will form part of various evaluations, environmental assessments and other project documentation being prepared ahead of the submission of planning and works approvals later this year.”
Users of the website can view an interactive map of the planned route for stage 2 of the light rail project and leave comments or questions to be reviewed or answered by the ACT Government’s major projects team.
“I encourage Canberrans to stay informed on the project through the new virtual engagement room, sign up for project updates via website and take the opportunity to have a say in shaping light rail to Woden,” Mr Steel said.
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