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I cannot really do Mr Stanhope justice—

is yet to be determined and more details will be made available early next year.

Of course, that was 2008. Minister, was this project delivered on time and on budget, or was it 12 months late?

MR CORBELL: The project was resized following detailed assessment of the capacity of Canberra stadium to accommodate both wind and solar. The original proposal involved the placement of solar panels on the roof of the stadium and also a number of wind turbines. Following detailed advice from the Australian Institute of Sport, it was determined it was not possible to install panels on the roof of the Canberra stadium, and, therefore, an alternative strategy was developed to install panels on a stand-alone structure at the southern end of the stadium. I am very pleased that that facility is now up and running. As I said to the Assembly yesterday, it has the capacity to provide enough power for approximately 16 night games at Canberra stadium.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, a supplementary question?

MR HANSON: Minister, is this yet another project you have failed to deliver on time and on budget?


MR SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne, a supplementary?

MRS DUNNE: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, what will happen with the other remaining 123 panels that were promised in the Chief Minister’s press release? Will they be installed? Also, will there be wind towers installed on the site?

MR CORBELL: The installation at the Canberra Stadium is complete.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Hargreaves, a supplementary?

MR HARGREAVES: Does the minister acknowledge that climate change, in fact, is exacerbated by human activity and that we can do something about—

Mr Hanson: That is slightly out of order.

MR HARGREAVES: Hang on. How about you hear the rest of it?

Mr Hanson: No preamble.

MR SPEAKER: Order! Mr Hargreaves, just your question.

MR HARGREAVES: I did ask it. Do you want me to say it again?

MR SPEAKER: If you could.

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