Canberra seeks industry know-how for light rail procurement

By Paul Hemsley Canberra’s long awaited light rail project is gaining momentum as the Capital Metro Agency has commenced a search for technical advisers to guide the project towards its procurement phase in 2015. These technical advisers will be expected to have expertise in transport planning, engineering design, light rail operations, environmental assessment, urban design, […]

Moore trees and trams in expanded Sydney CBD makeover

By Julian Bajkowski City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has upped pressure on the New South Wales state government to extend a planned pedestrian zone in the heart of the central business district and shopping strip as part of existing plans to roll out a new $1.6 billion light rail run connecting the city […]

Perth councils demand say on new tram routes

By Paul Hemsley The Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) has demanded the state government led by Premier Colin Barnett include councils in the planning process for the rollout of Perth’s inner city tram run, especially over the location of routes, stops and stations. The Western councils’ peak body claims that street knowledge held by […]

Perth’s light rail split four ways

By Paul Hemsley City of Perth Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has proposed four different options for the controversial path of the Western Australian government’s planned light rail route through the centre of the city to keep the new vehicles away from the bustling retail strips of Hay and Murray Street pedestrian malls. Announced in September 2012 […]

Perth based councils call for trams

By Paul Hemsley Local governments in the Perth metropolitan area have called for light rail to be a major part of sustainable transport improvement plans from the state government. The Western Australian Government has released a discussion paper titled ‘Public Transport for Perth in 2031’ asking for submissions based on light rail, rapid transport corridors […]

Sydney stretches its $8b rail links

By Paul Hemsley   The City of Sydney has advanced its plan for the Green Square urban renewal project.   Under the scheme, the Council will purchase vacant property in Lachlan Street, Waterloo to establish the proposed north-south light rail route from Central Station to Green Square.   Mayor Clover Moore said an integrated transport […]


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