Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Current HansardDownload Current Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Page: 3603


Mr Forrest asked the Minister for Resources and Energy, in writing, on 19 March 2009:

(1)   Has the Australian Government received a request from the Victorian Government to match funding for a new solar power station in northern Victoria; if so, what is the nature of any public tendering for this project.

(2)   Is he aware there is already a solar power station project currently under way near Mildura, and can he provide assurance that a new project of similar size would not prejudice the existing project.


Mr Martin Ferguson (Minister for Resources and Energy and Minister for Tourism) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(1)   The Government has not received a request from the Victorian Government to match funding for a new solar power station in northern Victoria.

(2)   I am of course aware of Solar Systems’ high-concentration solar photovoltaic project at Mildura. This project has been offered funding of up to $75 million under the Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund and another $5 million through the Asia-Pacific Partnership for Clean Development and Climate. The Victorian government also supports this project with up to $50 million.