The first stage of a new light rail in Australia's Capital connecting Gungahlin and the City, consisting of 12km of light rail track, 13 stops, light rail vehicles, and a depot to be operated and maintained by Canberra Metro for 20 years.
- Rating Type Rail
- Rating Score 73.7
- Registered Date April 2016
- Certification Date March 2018
- Practical Completion December 2018
- Jurisdiction Australia
- States ACT
- Suburb Canberra
- Assessor Margot Andrew, Pat Giltrap
- Capital Value $614 Million
- Other Stakeholders ACT Government - Environment Planning and Sustainable Development, ACT Government – Transport Canberra and City Services, AECOM, John Holland Group Pty Ltd, Vital Chemical, Canberra Metro, SMEC & Archectus
- Innovation Reducing water usage with the application of a polymer as a soil bonding agent and dust suppression has been recognised as an Australian first.
- Energy Development of an energy strategy that optimises energy efficiency in operations, installs solar panels on the Mitchell depot roof and achieves zero emissions running supported by the ACT Government reaching its Renewable Energy Target of 100% by 2020.
- Climate change Risk assessment to inform the design, incorporating adaptation measures to mitigate the impacts and improve resilience to extreme climatic events.
- Community and Health: Partnership with Canberra Business Chamber for the development of small local Canberra businesses as part of the project.
To find out more about this project visit the Transport Canberra website.
Or about the construction of the project visit the Canberra Metro Construction website.