“Four private sector consortia, consisting of local, national and international companies, have submitted an expression of interest for the first stage of Canberra’s light rail network,” Minister for Capital Metro, Simon Corbell announced.
Expressions of interest for the Capital Metro project were received from the following consortia Canberra Metro, ACTIVATE, Connecting Canberra and CANGO.
The expression of interest process opened on 31 October 2014 and closed on 19 December 2014. A shortlist will now be selected to progress to the Request for Proposals (RFP) stage before a single private sector partner is engaged to finance, design, construct and operate the light rail service from the city to Gungahlin.
Shortlisting for the request for proposal stage is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2015, with the successful consortium engaged and work commencing in 2016.