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AN immediate commitment to light rail is needed from both major parties to deliver 4600 new homes and 1200 new jobs within the next 12 months, independent candidate for Clark Kristie Johnston has said.
Ms Johnston said the community desperately needed a passenger rail system along greater Hobart’s northern suburbs corridor to alleviate congestion and create employment and housing.
But she said the government had “been backing away a million miles an hour” from its commitment in 2018 to deliver passenger rail within five years.
“We are three years into that commitment and we still see nothing on this rail corridor,” she said.
“Both the Labor and Liberal parties have provided commitments that are hollow to the community for a number of years now.”
Independent candidate for Clark Kristie Johnston on light rail for Hobart. Picture: Nikki Davis-JonesMs Johnston said people from the community and from business and development backgrounds were overwhelmingly supportive of the project.
If elected, she hoped to use her influence to secure a commitment.
“Certainly there are a number of developers who are purchasing land along the rail corridor who are sitting on that industrial land,” she said.
“It should be used for inner residential and they’re waiting for the activation of the rail corridor.”
The remaining rail heading north from the regatta grounds. Picture: RICHARD JUPEMs Johnston said the $25m commitment within the Hobart City Deal could assist with creating the service within the next year and easing traffic flow on the Brooker Highway and Main Rd.
“Public transport doesn’t necessarily pay for itself anywhere within the world, but what it does do is it acts as an urban renewal project and a city-shaping project,” she said.
This article first appeared on www.themercury.com.au
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