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Event report on Environmental Impacts of Light Rail

Published 31 Mar 2014

On 19 March, around 25 participants attended a one-day event organised by the ACT Division on the environmental impacts of light rail. This was a timely discussion, given the progress of the ACT government in the development of a light rail network for Canberra.

Attendees from the ACT government, local government, consulting firms, developers and others discussed general environmental impacts of light rail, such as construction noise, visual impacts, ecology and operational noise and vibration, as well as more specific issues related to the ACT, such as heritage values and threatened species habitat protection. 

All in all, it was a great event, and one of a series of successful one-day events in the ACT.