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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1352 ..

MR WOOD: I do not think you have any credibility when it comes to timeframes.

Mrs Dunne: That is a reflection upon me. I have done nothing in this place not to meet timeframes. Mr Speaker, that is entirely out of order.

MR WOOD: I apologise profusely and go on.

Mrs Dunne: Withdraw.

MR WOOD: And I withdraw unequivocally. I was being a bit facetious. You began your question by referring to a media statement on 31 May 2003. I am having a bit of a joke.

Mrs Dunne: I am sorry. I missed the joke. Joyce was asleep.

MR WOOD: It is not 31 May yet. It would have been 31 March. That work is getting under way. It will be a two-lane road. I think the media statement indicated that it would be substantially completed by the end of this year.

Mrs Dunne: When will it eventually become a major road?

MR WOOD: I do not have that information immediately available. I will get back to you on that as we program that work into the future.

Mr Cornwell: Dual or single?

MR WOOD: Single.

MRS DUNNE: Mr Speaker, I ask a supplementary question. Given the uncertainty and delays around the construction of Gungahlin Drive, can the Minister assure the residents and business owners of Gungahlin that the completion of construction of the current phase will be in November of this year? When will Horse Park Drive eventually become a major road was my question.

Mr Stanhope: If you stop interfering, yes; if you stop deliberately delaying it.


Mr Smyth: How have we delayed it?

MR SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne-

Ms Gallagher: Are you going to take this one to the NCA?

Mr Stanhope: She knows that, with her mates up on the hill. Deliberately delayed it.

Mr Smyth: How? You have made the statement. How have we delayed it? Are we talking about Horse Park Drive?

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