The unconvincing politics behind the timing of Canberra's light-rail plans

By The Canberra Times
Updated April 24 2018 - 11:51am, first published February 2 2016 - 8:39am

A few months before this year's ACT election, excavators will start tearing up parts of Northbourne Avenue. No one knows whether this will help or hinder the Labor Party's re-election hopes. The beginning of Canberra's light-rail network – and the traffic delays that will accompany the construction – will annoy, even infuriate, some voters. But it may inspire others, who regard the project as a necessary step for a growing, congested city.



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