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government done? Not even half a road with Gundaroo Drive—about a quarter of a road. Again, the government’s own report says there are significant economies of scale by doing it all in one stage rather than doing it in two or three stages or however many stages there are going to be. The government actually has not said how many stages there will be for this project. Is the next one just going to go up to Palmerston and the next one up to Crace and the final one from Abena through to the Barton Highway roundabout? Who knows?

There are questions about the Horse Park Drive project. They call it the duplication of Horse Park Drive. For somebody travelling on the Majura Parkway, when they hit Horse Park Drive I do not think they are going to see a duplicated road anytime soon. There is no funding for that bottleneck. There is no funding for when Majura Parkway comes straight into Horse Park Drive. With this money, are we going to see funding all the way through? We are seeing lots of design work and lots of overpromising and raising expectations. That is what this government does—they raise expectations but never meet them.

The Canberra Liberals are proud to say we will genuinely invest in the infrastructure and services that will serve all Canberrans. That is what our commitment today is all about—a flyover at Gundaroo Drive and a full duplication of Gundaroo Drive from Mirrabei through to the Barton Highway. They are the sorts of commitments we firmly believe Canberrans need. The extra 50 buses we proudly say will be super express, non-stop services from Canberra suburbs to destinations will be services we hope will be well patronised and ones we firmly believe are what Canberrans need.

I urge those opposite to prioritise these projects, to prioritise these services and to truly invest in infrastructure and services that will serve all Canberrans and not just the two or three per cent who happen to live within walking distance to a tram stop.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

Ayes 7

Noes 8

Mr Coe

Ms Lawder

Mr Barr

Mr Corbell

Mr Doszpot

Mr Smyth

Ms Berry

Ms Fitzharris

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Dr Bourke

Mr Gentleman

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Question so resolved in the negative.


MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (3.39): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

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