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Why light rail may be a political killer in Canberra

When it comes to grand visions, Capital Metro is right up there. The project is valued at close to $1 billion, representing about one-fifth of our annual expenditure as a territory.

When it comes to grand visions, Capital Metro is right up there. The project is valued at close to $1 billion, representing about one-fifth of our annual expenditure as a territory. The sizeable financial commitment is matched by the size of the political capital the Gallagher government has tied up in it. Success for the venture will be a return counted for generations, whereas failure, on the other hand, could attack the Labor government without warning, like a rabid dog.

Read the rest of the article by Gary Humphres on the Canberra Times website here.

Dec 05, 2014