The proposed Light Rail to Woden would pass through Parliamentary Zone, which is managed by the federal National Capital Authority (NCA) rather than the ACT Government. Under the 1974 Parliament Act, all building work within that zone must be approved by both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
The NCA chief planner Andrew Smith is not assuming that approval is going to be a “tick and flick.” He expects politicians will be particularly keen to ensure the heritage qualities of Commonwealth and Kings avenues were protected.
To prepare for a potential Parliamentary inquiry, DRA would like to survey the views of residents. A copy of our 2017 submission to ACT inquiry can be downloaded at DRA Light Rail submission GRW June 2017 .
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