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child-care centres in the Tuggeranong Valley, at Greenway and Gordon. We promised in the last election campaign a further 42-place child-care centre over and above the Gordon one, which I understand from Mr De Domenico is now going to be in Monash. We committed money from the casino premium for a $1.75m community arts centre. We committed money for the construction of Lanyon High School. The Labor Government built Gordon and Charles Conder pre-schools and primary schools.
The Labor Government called for expressions of interest for local shopping centres in Banks and South Gordon. The Labor Government undertook to release a shopping centre site at Conder in May 1995, and continued with that undertaking in the face of pressure from the Liberals for a five-year moratorium on the construction of new shopping facilities in Tuggeranong. So, the Labor Party has been active in providing facilities in the Tuggeranong Valley and has always supported the continued expansion of facilities in Tuggeranong.
Mr Osborne has expressed some enthusiasm for a new police station in Tuggeranong. Mr Osborne will, I hope, recall that it was the Labor Party that promised to spend $10m on upgrading the Tuggeranong police station.
Mr De Domenico: Which you did not have.
Mr Kaine: You did not have it; that was the only problem.
MR WHITECROSS: It was in the forward estimates. Mr Osborne will also recall that it was the Labor Government that implemented a trial of country town policing and promised to expand it to other areas of Canberra, including Tuggeranong, at the completion of that trial. It was the Labor Government that went to the last election promising not to reduce funding for policing in the ACT.
Mr Hird: Because you did, you got kicked out on the 18th.
MR WHITECROSS: No; we promised that we would continue the police budget at its existing level, which is higher per person than in any other State, Mr Hird. We promised to build a community health centre for southern Tuggeranong, which was going to cost us $1.5m, with ongoing costs of $0.6m. Mr Osborne, these are the undertakings which the previous Labor Government made in relation to Tuggeranong in order to improve and continue to develop the infrastructure and the facilities in Tuggeranong.
Other achievements of the Labor Party in relation to Tuggeranong included the bringing of a Canberra Institute of Technology flexible learning centre to Tuggeranong as part of our expansion of the delivery of vocational education and training services in the valley.
Mr De Domenico: That was done by the rugby union club; it was not done by you. Come on; give credit where it is due.
MR WHITECROSS: Who owns the CIT? It was done by the Labor Government, Mr De Domenico. That was a nice try. The Labor Party also promised to provide floodlighting to the Calwell and Kambah No. 1 district playing fields as part of its continued commitment to service provision in Tuggeranong. The Labor Party promised