5 August 2014 — BRIEF: Stakeholders with an axe to grind about Sydney’s new light rail will have a chance to voice their concerns at a panel event being hosted by NSW Trade & Investment as part of Australian Engineering Week on Wednesday.

Key stakeholders from government, engineering and council will present at The Forum: Sydney Light Rail, which aims to to bring together the industry decision makers behind the light rail issue via a panel discussion to be held from 6pm on Wednesday 6 August at the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo.

Representatives will include professionals from Transport NSW, Arup, the City of Sydney and the Committee for Sydney with key stakeholders Chris Lock, Bruce Johnson, Monica Barone and Dr Tim Williams sharing their views on the controversial subject of connecting Sydney by light rail, the benefits and challenges for commuters and what Sydney can learn from international light rail success stories.

“Sydney’s light rail future is something that impacts all Sydneysiders and the forum provides an ample opportunity for those affected to gain an informed view on the matter,” general manager of Engineers Australia’s Sydney division Steve Finlay said.

The CBD and South East light rail line will extend from Circular Quay along George Street to Central Station, through Surry Hills to Moore Park, then to Kensington and Kingsford via Anzac Parade and Randwick via Alison Road and High Street.

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