Women Play a Key Role in Keeping Canberra's Light Rail on Track

Meet four committed women who are amongst the hundreds of hard-working staff helping build the first stage of Canberra’s Light Rail Network.

Senior Project Engineer Joanne Farrell has had a diverse career that has taken her around the world before coming to work at Canberra Metro. Joanne was a finalist in the 2017 National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Awards. Senior Project Engineer at Canberra' Light Rail Depot Construction Site

Quality and Completions Manager at Canberra's Light Rail Depot Construction Site

Sarah Brooks, Quality and Completions Manager, has 16 years of experience working with consortium partner CPB Contractors.
Site Engineer Shelby Hughes describes her career path as “typical,” including a civil engineering degree at UNSW and an internship with construction giant Abigroup. Site Engineer at Canberra' Light Rail Depot Construction Site

Leading Hand at Canberra' Light Rail Depot Construction Site

For Leading Hand Sheree Logan, who works on the Depot construction, her role is about coordination and communication with, of course, a focus on safety amongst the machinery that is on site.


Each of these women is a wonderful example of how major infrastructure projects enrich a community by attracting a workforce that is talented, experienced and committed. And they’re just four of many.

Learn more about these remarkable professionals in Canberra Weekly's article Women Making Their Mark on Light Rail (Canberra Weekly, 07/09/2017).

Canberra Metro's Women in Construction at the Light Rail Depot Site


Four Female Staff at Canberra Metro's Depot Construction Site


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Publish date:
20 September 2017