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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 14 Hansard (28 November) . . Page.. 4514..


Emergency services—infrastructure (Question No 162)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 24 October 2013:

(1) When was the initial anticipated completion date for the Charnwood Fire and Rescue Station.

(2) What was the initial cost estimate for this project and has this cost been revised; if so, what is the revised cost.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The original anticipated completion date for the West Belconnen Ambulance and Fire & Rescue station was for 20 December 2013. The new station became operational for Ambulance and Fire & Rescue on 8 October 2013.

(2) $21.318m of capital funding was provided in the 2012-13 Budget for the West Belconnen Ambulance and Fire & Rescue station project. The capital budget was revised to $20.278m due to the design and supervision component ($1.040m) being added to Phase 2 Due Diligence. The project was delivered within budget, with risks well managed and contingency funds preserved.

Energy—solar (Question No 167)

Mr Wall asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 29 October 2013:

(1) Can the Minister provide the modelling used to create the publication How Canberra is Becoming the Solar Capital of Australia.

(2) What is the estimated wholesale price of electricity used in the 2021 cost to household projection in the publication.

(3) What is the estimated number of households used to calculate the cost per household figure in the publication.

(4) What is the estimated annual generation capacity of each of the large scale sites as indicated in the publication.

(5) How is the figure of GreenPower for over 10,000 homes calculated, as appears in the publication.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The model, summarised below, is relatively straightforward. It takes the per-megawatt-hour (MWh) feed-in tariff to be paid to a solar generator, deducts from it the wholesale price of electricity (plus a 15% peak pricing premium (see further


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