City to Woden


Your light rail network is now under construction from Gungahlin to the City. Next stop Woden via City West and Barton (Parliamentary Zone).
The preferred route for City to Woden will complete the north-south light rail backbone for Canberra.

On this route, people will be able to easily access major educational institutions, retail and entertainment precincts, and employment hubs on an integrated public transport network.

Canberra's population is projected to increase significantly over the next 20 years to over 500,000. As Canberra grows, city shaping projects like light rail help to promote the ACT nationally and internationally as a great place to visit, live, invest and study.

Stage 2 Route Map: City - Woden

What's happening?

We are  acutely aware of the national significance of many locations along the City to  Woden route, particularly within the Parliamentary Zone.
We have  been working closely with the National Capital Authority since 2016 as they  manage over 60 per cent of the land where the route will pass.

We have  recently welcomed the report from the Commonwealth  Inquiry into the City to Woden light rail  project, having participated fully in the Inquiry from May to August 2018.

The  Commonwealth Committee clearly outlined a pathway to obtaining approvals for  the City to Woden light rail route. The ACT Government is now confidently  continuing the projects development.

The  Commonwealth Inquiry followed extensive community and stakeholder feedback in  May and June 2017, on:

Feedback  from the consultations as well as additional modelling informed the ACT  Government’s submission to the  Commonwealth Committee covering:

The  Commonwealth Inquiry sought additional information from the ACT Government  including:

All  submissions and responses are available publicly through the Joint  Standing Committee on the National  Capital and External Territories.
We are  considering the detail of the recommendations from the Commonwealth Inquiry.

To make  it easier to imagine the future light rail network in the familiar and iconic  areas of Canberra, we are building a Virtual  Light Rail Tour from the City to Woden.

Consultation reports

Download reports from the consultation:

More information

Find out more about planning, by reading the Light Rail Update - June 2018.