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Sulwood Drive. They were located at intervals of 1.5 kilometres and paired to avoid a road crossing by users. That is a very important matter on that busy stretch of road. The Australian Federal Police Operations Centre is the first contact for the phone calls, which are then redirected, as appropriate, through to the area of particular concern; whether that be, for example, the ambulance, the fire brigade, the police rescue unit or the NRMA for breakdowns. A total of 277 calls have been received since 23 October 1990. I was quite surprised at the - - -

Ms Follett: That is why we funded it.

Mr Collaery: How many of them were to the ALP?

MR DUBY: The answer is zero.


MR DUBY: That indicates the amount of usage and the need for these particular facilities on places like the Tuggeranong Parkway. Of those 277 calls, four reported accidents; one reported a fire on Mount Taylor; one reported a fire in a vehicle; and the remainder were vehicle breakdown calls for the NRMA, which indicates that there are a lot of vehicles that break down on the Tuggeranong Parkway.

In this year's capital works program the emergency roadside network will be expanded to cover part of the Monaro Highway. From the usage figures that we have seen in only a short time on the Tuggeranong Parkway, it is clear that there is a definite need for facilities like this on the major parkways and freeways throughout the ACT.

House Building Approvals

MR CONNOLLY: My question is to the Chief Minister. Is the Chief Minister aware of recent events in Calwell, where people's views are potentially going to be built out as a result of variations to a plan involving several exercises of discretion? What action will the Chief Minister be taking to ensure that this sort of event does not happen again and that people's investments are not adversely affected?

MR KAINE: I am aware that there is some difficulty in connection with three houses that are proposed to be built in Calwell and that there is some dispute between the builder of those three houses and the neighbours. I would have to point out that the construction of the three houses has been approved by the ITPA under the provisions of the ACT Buildings (Design and Siting) Act 1964.

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