Too few residents live near enough for light rail: Libs

The Canberra Times, July 10, 2014, p1

Analysis of the 2011 Census shows 7 per cent of Canberra's population, or 27,084 residents, live within 800 metres of the tram-stop locations being considered by the agency delivering stage one of the network.
There are now 3 per cent, or 12,635 resideents, living within 400 metres of the 15 proposed stops.
Mr Coe said "Very few people are served by light rail under what they've proposed. You do wonder whether the patronage is ever going to be at a viable level, with so few people living within walking distance."
Mr Coe saaid travel times to the city would not be fast enough to draw passengers away from the ACTION bus service.
Capital Metro Minister Simon Corbell said "Capital metro's projections indicate that population in the city to Gungahlin corridor will grow from 43,900 in 2012 to 61,400 in 2031, while the number of jobs in the corridor will grow from 59,800 in 2012 to 73,000 in 2031".