Major Contract

ACT Light Rail Stage 2B - Commonwealth Park to Woden

ACT Light Rail Stage 2B - Commonwealth Park to Woden

ACT Light Rail Stage Two is a light rail (tram) project that will run from the Canberra CBD to Woden via the Parliamentary Triangle. 

Due to the significant planning approval process required to construct light rail through the Parliamentary Triangle, Stage Two has been split into Stage 2A and Stage 2B. This project page relates to Stage 2B, which extends the line by nine kilometres from Commonwealth Park to Woden, including:

  • nine light rail stops
  • a new bridge over Lake Burley Griffin
  • new bridges over intersecting roadways
  • new pedestrian bridges, and
  • wire-free running (no overhead wires) through the Parliamentary Triangle.


Jul 2019 Planning approval for Stage Two is split in two to better deal with complex planning approval through the Parliamentary Triangle.
Jun 2021 The ACT Government released the tender for the enabling works package which includes the relocation of utility assets.
May 2024 Public consultation opened on the Environmental Impact Statement and design principles of Stage 2B, closing on 30 June.
Procurement approach
Possible PPP | Unconfirmed |
Australian Capital Territory |
Project website
ACT Light Rail Stage Two