The ACT Government has spent over $1 million on light rail reports, yet very little has been released to the public, said ACT Shadow Minister for Transport, Alistair Coe.
The Government’s contract’s register shows the following reports:
|Northbourne Avenue Bus Priority, Cycleway Facility and Dickson Bus Station – Feasibility Study (2011)||$279,000|
|Northbourne Avenue Transport Corridor – Stream 2 – Economic Assessment and Business Cases (2012)||$644,281|
|Northbourne Avenue Transport Corridor – Stream 1 – Technical Economic Assessment (2013)||$236,982|
|Capital Metro Light Rail Integration Study (2013)||$ 330,000|
“The Government has spent a lot of money buying reports but still no engineering studies, nor any explanation about how taxpayers can afford it,” Mr Coe said.
“For more than $1 million dollars spent on reports, I think Canberrans deserve a better explanation of the basis for the project.
“At the moment, the Government has only released a short Concept study, a few fact sheets and some artist’s impressions.
“The Government should publish all the information produced by these reports and tell taxpayers what they’re getting for their money,” Mr Coe concluded.