Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 01 Hansard (Tuesday, 12 February 2008) . . Page.. 56 ..
of Canberra and the region. That has commenced. This is where I was before I was interrupted. That has commenced with a massive investment in new linear accelerators and the need for those linear accelerators to be housed in a purpose-built facility. That purpose-built facility required the utilisation of some car park space.
In addition to that, there are other initiatives which are now being pursued by the government, namely the construction of a new mental health precinct, through the construction of a brand-new, purpose-built, appropriately designed psychiatric facility to replace the one which the Liberal Party built only seven or eight years ago and which was condemned the day it was opened. This is another amazing feature of the previous government’s management and administration. We are in the process of utilising some of the car parking space that Mrs Burke refers to because of the need to build a new psychiatric unit. How old is the existing psychiatric unit?
Mr Corbell: Less than a decade.
MR STANHOPE: It is less than 10 years old. A psychiatric unit built by Michael Moore, Kate Carnell and Brendan Smyth is being replaced because it is no good. The only place to appropriately place it is the car park.
Mrs Dunne: So how long did your car park last?
MR SPEAKER: Order, Mrs Dunne!
MR STANHOPE: Let’s talk about the psychiatric unit, Mrs Dunne. Let’s talk about mental health.
Mrs Dunne: No. The question is about the car park.
Mrs Burke: Point of order, Mr Speaker.
Mr Pratt: Point of order, Mr Speaker.
Mrs Dunne: Point of order, Mr Speaker.
MR SPEAKER: Order! Three people rose on a point of order. Which one should I choose first?
Mr Pratt: Relevance, Mr Speaker.
MR SPEAKER: The Chief Minister was talking about car parking in the context of developments at the Canberra Hospital. There is no point of order. Next, please. Mrs Dunne?
Mrs Dunne: Mr Stanhope is in fact talking about a mental health facility, not about the car park.
MR SPEAKER: In the context of the car park at Canberra Hospital. That is not a point of order. Mrs Burke? The Chief Minister’s time has expired.