ACT Labor went to the 2012 election with a clear policy commitment, to build a light rail route from Gungahlin to Civic. The Canberra Liberals' claims that we didn't, are just plain wrong.
ACT Labor's election commitment in 2012 to "plan, finance and develop the first stage of a light rail network for Canberra" is clearly laid out in ACT Labor's 2012 Light Rail Election policy document. ACT Labor costed the development of a light rail route at $614m, and allocated $30m for concept and design. The policy stated the project would be delivered as a public private partnership.
The election policy states that construction on Capital Metro stage 1 will begin in 2016, and so far the ACT Government is on track to meet its commitment.
To view the Light Rail Election policy document, please click here.