Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 5 Hansard (1 May) . . Page.. 1686..
many people in Isabella Plains and Richardson. Calwell will also use that road coming up. It is a very important through road and yet this government has, over the last decade, neglected this area and neglected Tuggeranong more broadly—neglected the infrastructure needs of the people of Tuggeranong.
We are seeing now that after a decade in government Labor are saying: "Now we will do something. Now we will finally get something done."I think people are heartily sick and tired of a government that has had such a poor record of investment in roads and of the delivery of roads. We want to see the people of Tuggeranong getting the kind of road infrastructure they deserve. The ACT government inherited a good road network in Tuggeranong, and if there had been reasonable investment over the last decade the people of Tuggeranong would continue to have an excellent road network. Now it is good in parts but it is certainly under strain on many of those arterial roads. We know there are pressures right across the board. I think there would be very few arterial roads now in Tuggeranong that you could say have been well maintained or properly upgraded in the last few years.
We certainly will stand for getting in front of these issues—not just promising them time and time again as Labor have—and actually delivering for the people of Tuggeranong. Let us be clear that the people of Tuggeranong have been neglected by Labor. We know why: because the leadership of Labor in government has been actively and openly hostile to the people of Tuggeranong—and none more so than Jon Stanhope. Let us face it: Katy Gallagher has probably been there a few times in her life. It is the mindset of this government and this alliance to focus only on the needs of people in the inner suburbs rather than the needs of those in our outer suburbs, including places like Tuggeranong, Gungahlin and Belconnen. They have been neglected by this government, which has had the wrong focus.
Of course we know that this government's main delivery of a piece of infrastructure for the people of Tuggeranong in the last little while is a $400,000 bogong moth on Drakeford Drive. People see the priorities; we get an amount of comments from people saying that the government cannot fix Taylor primary, which is falling apart, but they have managed to find $400,000 to stick a bogong moth on Drakeford Drive. There is an example of how they treat the people of Tuggeranong.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Sitting suspended from 12.30 to 2 pm.
MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Health and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services): For the information of members—due to the debate we had earlier in this place and some decisions I took last Friday, the Deputy Chief Minister will be taking over portfolio carriage of the matters relating to the data investigation at the Canberra Hospital from Friday last week. I will be answering any questions about matters that occurred before that time. In relation to my—
Mr Seselja interjecting—