Victorian Labor Government paves way to cancel Capital Metro contract

The Victorian Labor Government has set an important precedent for cancelling any contract signed by ACT Labor regarding light rail, Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe said today.

“Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews today announced that the signed contracts with the successful East West Link Consortium would be cancelled with a 3 percent penalty of the total contract price,” Mr Coe said.

“The announcement today includes that compensation for lost revenue will not be paid to the consortium.

“In the event that Andrew Barr and Simon Corbell sign a contract with a consortium regarding light rail, the Victorian decision provides an important precedent for cancelling such contracts.

“However, the Canberra Liberals will be doing all we can to stop the ACT Government from entering a contract to construct light rail.

“The issue of light rail should be determined at the 2016 Election and as such, the Labor government should hold off on any contracts until the voters of Canberra have had their say on this $783,000,000 proposal,” Mr Coe concluded.