11 July 2016
In June, the ACT Auditor-General released its assessment of the ACT Government’s management of the light rail project since its 2012 policy decision.
The Initiation of the Light Rail Project Report No 5/2016 report, looked at activities such as project management, governance and administrative arrangements. It concluded Capital Metro’s framework is sound, generally accords with better practice and positions the agency to meet the challenges of implementing light rail in the ACT.
A key recommendation of the report is for benefits management to be given priority. A whole-of-government Benefits Realisation Plan is needed to ensure benefits are achieved. It stated: “Realising the project’s benefits will involve a wide range of activities related to ‘land development decisions undertaken by ACT Government; ticketing and fare setting; bus and park & ride integration; parking charges; value capture activities; signalling priorities; the location of ACT Government staff in the corridor; and other undertakings to promote economic activity in the ACT’.”
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