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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 2 November 2017) . . Page.. 5050 ..


Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Initial public consultation on Light Rail Stage 2 was held to gain community feedback on broad route alignment and stop locations. The information is useful for the design teams to inform the development of the route.

(2) The technical investigations will be undertaken for business case purposes. Please refer to the response to QON 756.

(3) Route decisions will be subject to future ACT Government announcements.

(4) See response to (3) above.

(5) See response to (3) above.

(6) Ongoing community consultation will occur with respect to the project.

(7) See response above.

(8) Investigations are occurring in preparation of a business case pursuant to The Capital Framework.

(9) This is a matter for future ACT Government deliberation.

Transport—light rail
(Question No 755)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 22 September 2017:

(1) When is the Business Case for Light Rail Stage 2 expected to be completed.

(2) What independent verification or checks will be undertaken to ensure the information within the Business Case for Light Rail Stage 2 is accurate.

(3) Has the Auditor-General indicated to Transport Canberra and City Services that it will conduct a review or investigation into the Business Case for Light Rail Stage 2 as was undertaken for Stage 1.

(4) When is the patronage modelling and forecasts for Stage 2 expected to be finalised.

(5) What patronage modelling and forecasts for Stage 2 will be released to the public.

(6) Further to question on notice No 183, have any further contracts been entered into in relation to Light Rail Stage 2; if so, can the Minister advise (a) the contractor, (b) the contract title, (c) the contract number and (d) whether it was entered into through single select or public tender.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) This is a matter for Cabinet’s consideration.


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