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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 4 Hansard (6 April) . .

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CWP, the other winners of the most recent wind auction with their Sapphire wind farm, are securing benefits to the economy worth $100 million over the next 20 years. This includes the relocation of their asset management operations centre from Newcastle to the ACT, investing $34 million in the development of an ACT-based asset and operations management centre. They will become the third wind development company to be basing their operations here in Canberra. They will also invest more than $3 million in a world-leading zero carbon micro-grid to be developed at Bruce CIT. That forms part of a $33 million investment in local micro-grid initiatives for export into the Asia Pacific. These are very exciting outcomes and they build on the outcomes we have seen in the first wind energy auction. (Time expired.)

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Hinder.

MR HINDER: Minister, can you update the Assembly on the progress of these projects announced as winners of the first wind energy auction?

MR CORBELL: I thank Mr Hinder for his supplementary. We have demonstrated that we can get on and deliver these large-scale renewable energy projects in a timely way and in a way that meets the government's time frames for 90 per cent renewable by the year 2020. The Ararat wind farm, which is an 80.5 megawatt wind farm, is under development at this time. Construction is underway in relation to that project. Coonooer Bridge, which has been developed by the Canberra-based wind developer Windlab, is about to become operational, with construction effectively complete. And Hornsdale wind farm, being developed by the French company Neoen, is also well and truly underway in its development.

These are very positive signs that we are getting on with the job of delivering better renewable energy outcomes for our city, seeing jobs and investment in our innovation-based economy, and moving to a sustainable energy supply for the future of our city.

Sport—Brumbies rugby union club

MR WALL: My question is to the Chief Minister and Minister for Tourism and Events. I refer to a story reported in the Australian of 5 April which refers to "a whole range of subpoenas served on the Australian Rugby Union, University of Canberra officials, ACT government leaders, and the Brumbies board" in relation to emails and phone calls related to the chief executive of the Brumbies. How many ACT government leaders have received subpoenas, including ministers, and which ministers have been subpoenaed?

MR BARR: None that I am aware of.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, can you confirm that no subpoenas have been issued to anyone involved in the ACT government, and, if you are aware of subpoenas being issued, when do they expire?

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