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The ACT government has temporarily shut down 32 construction sites in the past three months, as part of a renewed crackdown on dodgy building work. Access Canberra's building regulators have also inspected 180 sites since the start of the year, as it attempts to shake a widely-held perception that it's failed to respond to the problems plaguing Canberra's construction sector. Release of the figures comes as the ACT Assembly's inquiry into building quality prepares to hold its first public hearings on Wednesday, more than a year after the probe was announced. The inquiry was ordered in response to concerns from industry groups and consumers about the prevalence of defects in new developments across the ACT.