Light Rail Business Case - Hobart to Glenorchy (2013)
A second business case examining the potential re-introduction of a passenger rail service in Hobart was finalised in 2013.
It followed the 2011 Hobart to Northern Suburbs Light Rail Business Case by ACIL-Tasman, which demonstrated that the proposal did not present the basis for a submission to the Commonwealth Government for implementation funding.
The 2011 business case was subject to a Peer Review process by AECOM. Among the findings of the Peer Review was that a shorter rail route, between Hobart and Glenorchy only, was likely to return a higher Benefit-Cost Ratio (BCR) and, therefore, likely to present a stronger basis on which the State Government could argue for external funding assistance.
A shorter route between Hobart and Glenorchy could be considered as Stage 1 of a northern suburbs light rail service.
Accordingly, ACIL-Tasman was re-engaged to develop a new Business Case for the Hobart to Glenorchy route on the existing rail corridor.
The Light Rail Business Case – Hobart to Glenorchy (2013) was developed in consultation with stakeholders, which included former members of the Community Advisory Panel convened to develop the original 2011 Light Rail Business Case.