Traditional Ngunnawal smoking ceremony lights the way for light rail

The 12 kilometre light rail corridor was the focus of a smoking ceremony by local Ngunnawal traditional custodians at a special gathering.

The smoking ceremony, held on Flemington Road near Exhibition Park in Canberra, involved the lighting of various native plants to produce smoke, to ward off bad spirits and cleanse the site. read more

Road changes on Flemington Road and in the Gungahlin Town Centre for light rail works

Works associated with the light rail stage one project will result in a series of long term lane closures on Flemington Road starting 17 March 2017 until December 2017. There will also be changes to the Gungahlin Town Centre starting in April 2017. read more

Light Rail Stage 1 - construction update

Construction update the Gungahlin to the City light rail corridor. Here’s the latest on what’s happening over the next week. read more

Light Rail General Construction Notice - February/10 - April 2017 - Kate Crace Street Between Flemington Road and Efkarpidis Street

Canberra’s first stage of Light Rail is coming to your area, and construction is well underway. This is an exciting time in our City and Canberra Metro is working hard to see this vision come to life.

In advance of the permanent closure of Hibberson Street from Kate Crace to Gungahlin Place, it is proposed to close, until 10 April 2017, the section of nearby road from Kate Crace St to Efkarpidis Street to enable critical road upgrade activity to be completed. Please refer to the map below. There will be no through traffic permitted during this window. read more

Road closures around Flemington Road for light rail works

Works to install underground services as part of the Transport Canberra light rail project will result in nightly road closures around Flemington Road, Mitchell from this Monday 30 January 2017 to Friday 17 February 2017.

These works will include water main installation and other civil works and will require temporary road closures and changed traffic arrangements to be put in place. read more

Light rail construction works begin again in 2017

Construction on stage 1 of the light rail project restarts this week, with Canberra Metro construction teams returning to work after the Christmas and New Year break.

“From later this week, we can expect to see increased activity along the light rail route as work on the development of Canberra’s first light rail line gets back underway after a short break,” Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said. read more

Tree removal and replacement program to begin for light rail construction

Trees along the Northbourne Avenue, the Federal Highway and Flemington Road corridor will begin to be removed in sections from next week as construction continues on Canberra’s light rail project.

“As the community will be aware, to build light rail we will have to remove and replace trees along the light rail corridor. Overall more trees will be replanted as a result of the project,” Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said. read more

Stage 2 announced for light rail

Woden to the City via the Parliamentary Triangle has been selected as the preferred route for the next stage of a Canberra’s city wide light rail network, connecting the north and south of our city, linking employment and cultural hubs and creating a public transport spine from Gungahlin to Woden.

This Cabinet decision follows extensive community consultation on the priority corridors for the next stage of light rail and preliminary investigations by the ACT Government.  read more

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