The compressed timetable of Capital Metro (construction is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2016) means that the employees and consultants working on the project are extremely busy. The final Business Case is due to go to Cabinet imminently, with a decision in September.
As part of the project, Capital Metro are briefing industry. As it will be private contractors that will build the light rail line and facilities, it is important to keep all interested parties up to date on project developments.
There is a strong focus on employing local companies in the design and construction phase. For companies that may have an interest in tendering, these briefing provide important detail and information they can use to guide preparation of business cases, and tenders.
The office of the Minister for Capital Metro Agency has released the following statement in relation to the briefings scheduled for 15 September:
Capital Metro to update industry on Canberra's light rail projectReleased 19/08/2014
The Capital Metro Agency and the ACT Government will provide up-to-date information to all industries that might have an interest in the building and operation of stage one of Canberra's light rail network, at an Industry Briefing on 15 September.
Minister for Capital Metro, Simon Corbell, said he expected interest in the briefing from local, national and international companies.
"The briefing will demonstrate the progress to date of the Capital Metro light rail project," Mr Corbell said.
"It will provide an opportunity to relate the key information that has arisen from the feasibility, design and definition stages of the project.
"A major aim of the briefing is to ensure we remain connected with industry. The community consultation period was concluded earlier this month and it is now appropriate to update industry."
The briefing will include updated thinking around desired urban design outcomes, technical design, operations environment, desired customer outcomes, possible procurement steps and local industry participation.
"This is an excellent opportunity for local industry to get involved in, and be informed on, this exciting major infrastructure project," Mr. Corbell said.
"I am looking forward to the briefing in September and meeting with industry members."
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