With a state election happening in Tasmania on March 3, the Liberal government quietly gave the Mount Wellington Cable Car Company permission to start drilling and surveying on the mountain just days before the state election was called. Plans to build a cable car up Mt Wellington/ kunanyi are being resisted by many in the Tasmania community.

Residents group opposed to the cable car (Respect the Mountain. No Cablecar) have put out a call for people to contact the ALP, to encourage the party to clarify their position on the cable car. They are also calling on people to lobby the brewery CUB, which has land at the base of the mountain, and who has been approached by the developer to be involved in the project.

Respect the Mountain says:

“Right now we need you to join with more than 2000 others and sign the petition to the owners of Cascade Brewery urging them to not support the desecration of the organ pipes.

We also ask that you contact the Tasmanian Labor Party leader Rebecca White on (03) 6212 2225 and ask her to clarify if Labor support the desecration of the organ pipes”.