Project status: IN PROGRESS

How to have your say

The expansion of the light rail network from the City to Woden will help reduce traffic congestion on our roads and more conveniently connect the places we live, to where we work, study, spend and play across Canberra.

Stage 2 of light rail (City to Woden) is being constructed in two stages for a faster project delivery. The first stage will extend the line from the City to Commonwealth Park, while the second stage will take light rail all the way to Woden.

Extending light rail from the City to Commonwealth Park (Stage 2A) will deliver a convenient new transport option, and greater connection between the city and the lake with three new stops extending the light rail network by 1.7 kilometres.

Before construction can begin, an Environmental Assessment (EA) will be prepared to assess the project’s benefits, examine expected impacts and identify appropriate management measures. To inform the EA, we are seeking your feedback. This is an important opportunity to help shape the project and ensure all opportunities have been identified.

We're also considering place making principles for each of the three new stops and the spaces around them.

We're inviting the community to have their say on these items, with consultation open from now until 12pm Friday 30 September 2022.

Explore the links below to have your say.

We are looking at

The City to Commonwealth Park section of Light Rail to Woden will deliver Canberrans a convenient new transport option from Alinga Street to Commonwealth Park to provide a greater connection between the city and the lake.

Three new stops will extend the light rail network by 1.7 kilometres to better connect Canberrans wth our city’s lakeside, cultural institutions, festivals and events.

Before construction can begin, an Environmental Assessment (EA) will be prepared to assess the project’s benefits, examine expected impacts and identify appropriate management measures. To inform the EA, we are seeking your feedback. This is an important opportunity to help shape the project and ensure all opportunities have been identified.

We're also considering place making principles, things like facilities and design elements, for the three new stops and the spaces around them. Input captured on place making will be considered over the coming months as MPC continues work on the design of the three new stops.

City to Commonwealth Park Flythrough

We will use your views to

Your input will be used in two ways.

Firstly, your comments and feedback on place planning around the three stops for the City to Commonwealth Park will inform further design work to be carried out over the coming months.

Your input will also inform a chapter summarising community sentiment within the project’s Environmental Assessment and Socioeconomic Impact Management Plan. Both of these tools are important documents for identifying and managing any possible impacts to the environment, local economy and community which may arise from the project.