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The community would be very concerned at the argy-bargy between the Macquarie Point Development Corporation and the Glenorchy City Council over whether or not a proposed road at Macquarie Point will prevent the future construction of a light rail system.

Time and time again the Tasmanian Government and the Corporation have both promised to maintain a corridor for rail. But reports have thrown this commitment into question. In any case there must be no impediments laid down to the creation of a light rail system which will reduce traffic congestion, lower the cost of living, help clean up the environment and link communities.

I call on all parties, including the State Government and Hobart City Council, to unambiguously commit to the Northern Suburbs Light Rail System, starting with an iron-clad guarantee to maintain a corridor for tracks through Macquarie Point.