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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 9 Hansard (16 September) . .

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they should not be protesting on London Circuit; they should be protesting on Macquarie Street because the approval was granted by the New South Wales planning commission and it was granted under the watch of the New South Wales Liberal-National coalition government. Those are the facts.

The government is engaged in a process to get low-cost renewable energy generation for our community. We are inviting proposals from the broader region and, indeed, from other parts of the national electricity market to deliver that low-cost renewable energy for our city. We are seeking proposals from proponents. As part of our assessment we are having close regard to two key important factors which are weighted, in total, approximately 40 per cent of the total evaluation criteria for these proposals.

Of that 40 per cent, 20 per cent is for community engagement and a further 20 per cent is for economic development either in the city or in the region, because if there are economic development opportunities in the region, our city benefits. If there is economic development in the city, our region benefits. That is very much the view of the government and it is underpinned by the very clear criteria we have put in place.

I thank residents for their representations. I will ensure that they are drawn to the attention of the bodies that are advising the government as we go through the option evaluation process. I also note, of course, that the particular wind farm that is of concern to residents, the Collector wind farm, was approved by the Planning Assessment Commission late last year under the watch of the Liberal-National government in Macquarie Street in Sydney.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 22

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 22, dated 9 September 2014, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR DOSZPOT: Scrutiny report 22 contains the committee's comments on three bills, eight pieces of subordinate legislation and three government responses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Statement by chair

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo): Pursuant to standing order 246A I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety. On 19 August 2014 the committee met and resolved, due to changes in membership, to

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