Can the ACT Government deliver the project?

Answer

Some people are concerned that the ACT Government won't be able to deliver the Capital Metro project on time or within the budget. Cost and time overruns plague infrastructure projects right across the country and the world, and light rail is of course a big project that needs an exceptional level of care, commitment, planning, quality communication and skilled execution.

However, much has already been done to ensure that light rail is planned and delivered efficiently and economically. The Government has set up a specific entity (Capital Metro Agency) to manage the project, and has recognised where it needs assistance by importing expertise in management, financing and planning.