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(vi) None of the large-scale feed-in tariff entitlement holders were required to pay a security deposit or bond.

(vii) None of the large-scale feed-in tariff entitlements are currently operational, however construction has started on the plant being developed by FRV Royalla Solar Farm Pty Limited.

(viii) Together the three plants are expected to create around 165 jobs in the construction phase and 16 upon completion.

Regarding prequalification for the large scale solar auction:

(a) 25 proponents submitted 49 individual proposals in the prequalification stage of the auction.

(b) This information is commercial-in-confidence. However, the Minister decided that 22 proposals from 10 proponents were prequalified.

(c) Three evaluation criteria were applied that assessed: 1. the proponent’s capability and experience; 2. the access to funds and the reasonableness of the expenditure forecast for each proposal; and 3. the technological or other risks to timely completion that might be present in each proposal.

(d) An independent advisory panel made up of four business and/or solar industry experts and a representative from the Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate assessed each proposal assisted by reviews completed by technical and financial due-diligence consultants. These assessments were conveyed as recommendations to the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development who accepted each one.

Roads—speed cameras
(Question No 169)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 30 October 2013 (redirected to the Attorney-General):

What is the breakdown of the number of infringements from ACT Government mobile speed cameras in school zones for the (a) 2012-2013 and (b) 2013-2014 to date financial years, by (i) month; (ii) offence category of (A) 10 to less than 15 km/h, (B) 15 to less than 30 km/h, (C) 30 to less than 45 km/h and (D) 45 km/h or more, over the speed limit and (iii) location.

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

ACT Government mobile traffic cameras do not operate in school zones. This is primarily because mobile traffic cameras do not operate within 200 meters of a change of speed limit and school zones tend to be relatively short in length. In addition the government does not want to add to congestion around school zones which could reduce visibility for motorists and pedestrians.

ACT Policing will continue to use interception methods of speed enforcement around school zones.

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