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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 3 Hansard (17 March) . .

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MR BARR: As the referring authority, I have presented to the Assembly the industry panel declaration and report—application made by Icon Water Ltd under section 24S of the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission Act 1997 in relation to the first biennial recalibration—dated 18 February 2015.

This report has been undertaken by the industry panel who are reviewing the current water and sewerage price direction. As a result of this work Icon Water Ltd made an application to alter the current price direction to stop the first biennial recalibration. This application was made under section 24S of the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission Act 1997—the ICRC Act.

The industry panel report incorporates two declarations. The first is to cease the first biennial recalibration process under the current price direction. The second is that if the industry panel does not release its final decision on water and sewerage prices by Friday, 5 June 2015, the current 2014-15 prices for water and sewerage will continue to apply in 2015-16.

The ICRC Act requires the referring authority to present the Assembly with the report of investigations undertaken by an industry panel. I commend this report to the Assembly.

Papers

Mr Barr presented the following papers:

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 47—Instrument of approval of guarantee—

Ararat Wind Farm Pty Ltd, dated 13 March 2015.

Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm Pty Ltd, dated 13 March 2015.

HWF1 Pty Ltd, dated 13 March 2015.

Co-location feasibility study—racing codes and exhibition facilities

Paper and statement by minister

MS BURCH (Brindabella—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for Disability, Minister for Racing and Gaming and Minister for the Arts): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Racing codes and exhibition facilities—Stage 1: Colocation feasibility study—Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate, dated 16 September 2014, prepared by Deloitte Access Economics.

I seek leave to make a short statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS BURCH: Today I have tabled the stage 1 co-location feasibility study—racing codes and exhibition facilities. This study was a commitment made by the ACT


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