A concept presentation on the High-Speed Rail Proposal was provided to politicians/advisors yesterday in Canberra. There was a good discussion with advisors of the Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, as well as John Alexander (Standing Committee on Cities, Infrastructure, and Transport).
The understanding of value capture and the realisation that cost to the Government is minimised is well understood by some, but not others.
The purpose of the meetings was to get a clear understanding of where the Government was in the assessment process. It looks like things will start to happen over the next couple of months.