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Land rezoned for Canberra light rail

<span class="" id="parent-fieldname-description"> The ACT government has applied to rezone seven sites along the planned routeof the capital’s new light rail system, as the project’s proponent prepares for an industry briefing this month. </span> <p>The Capital Metro Agency is hosting an industry briefing at the National Convention Centre Ballroom on September 15.</p><p>The briefing has been organised to provide industry with a detailed update following the conclusion of the Feasibility, Design and Definition stages of the project, and the formal community consultation period.</p><p>“The event provides an excellent opportunity for local, national and international industry to gain an in-depth understanding of this major infrastructure project,” the agency said this week.</p><p>Key focal points of the briefing are slated to include updated decision-making around desired urban design outcomes and customer outcome, technical design operations environment, possible procurement steps and local industry participation.</p><p>Emma Thomas, the project’s director, and her team will give detailed technical updates on the project.</p><p>Minister for the Capital Metro Simon Corbell and ACT treasurer Andrew Barr will also be on hand to give their own presentations at the briefing.The recent rezoning application is the most recent public development of the planned project.Reported by the Canberra Times, the rezoning is to allow for new intersections, substations, a depot and road widening along the 12km light rail line.</p>