The next phase for the project is the detailed planning and consenting. This includes refining route and costs, and finalising the delivery and funding. It is anticipated that the planning and consenting phase will take 2-3 years and construction will then take 6-8 years.
Community and stakeholder engagement is integral to the ongoing planning phases and will help shape future decisions such as the location and design of stops/stations, integration with other transport modes and urban outcomes.
Community input will also be imperative for both the construction and operational phases of the project, to ensure the delivery is carried out reflecting the interests of the community, local residents and businesses.