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We will make sure that the people in southern Tuggeranong, in areas like Banks, Gordon and Conder, are catered for. You would not even know where they are, Mr Berry. Mr Osborne is right. You have never been there. We do not want you there, by the way. We are quite adequately represented by the people that we have.
Mr Berry: But I always treat my staff properly.
MR DE DOMENICO: That was a nice comment, Mr Berry; and you will hear more about that, I have to tell you. In the meantime, the people of South Tuggeranong, which is what the matter of public importance is all about - and Mr Berry continues to smile - will be catered for. We look forward to having you down there in Conder, Banks and Gordon to have a look at the magnificent infrastructure provided by this Government. We will look after the people of the Tuggeranong Valley.
MR WHITECROSS (3.40): I thank the Minister for his detailed and eloquent exposition of the achievements of the previous Labor Government in providing infrastructure and services for the Tuggeranong Valley, including South Tuggeranong. I do applaud the Minister for continuing those projects which we announced in our last budget. I see in the capital works budget a few new items as well. So, there is no doubt that the previous Labor Government had a proud record of providing facilities and services for the growing Tuggeranong Valley and went to the last election with an agenda of providing additional services. I applaud the sentiments of Mr Osborne in wanting to see the best possible community and health facilities and the best possible urban infrastructure in Tuggeranong. But I cannot agree with him that the Tuggeranong Valley, or South Tuggeranong even, has not been serviced in the past.
If I can, at the price of reiterating some of the Labor Government’s achievements as enunciated by Mr De Domenico, again go over Labor's record: The Labor Party went to a lot of trouble in providing urban infrastructure and other services for the Tuggeranong area. In regard to roads, we committed, I think, over $6m for Tharwa Drive. We committed the funds for the upgrade of the Monaro Highway, which is going on at the moment, and for the duplication of Drakeford Drive, below Isabella Drive, which is going on at the moment.
Mr De Domenico: Only after pressure from Mr Kaine and me, Mr Whitecross; with the greatest deal of respect, you would never have known it existed.
MR WHITECROSS: That is your version of history, Mr De Domenico, but I am sure that my colleague Annette Ellis would be only too happy to give you chapter and verse of her representations on behalf of the people of Tuggeranong as well.
The Labor Government was also active in the provision of sporting facilities. We committed funds for the Tuggeranong enclosed oval. We promised a million dollars for an indoor sports facility in Tuggeranong as part of a joint venture with the private sector, with other groups in the community, to ensure that we had an indoor sports facility in Tuggeranong. We put money into the Conder and Gordon playing fields and into facilities to go with the playing fields at Gordon. We committed money to build aged persons units in Gordon. We put money into the provision of a number of