The campaign against the cable car that has been proposed for Mt Wellington/ kunanyi is going from strength to strength. From a huge rally (more than 5,000 people) to overwhelming public opinion opposing the project, there is a growing sense that common sense will prevail and the proposal will be abandoned. The next big point in the campaign is getting close – Carlton and United Brewery (CUB), who own the Cascade brewery site, need to announce whether they will provide land for the cable car.
On Saturday August 4 there will be a fund raiser in Hobart to support the campaign.
Organiser Mike Noga says:
Hobart and Tasmania have faced many changes of late. kunanyi / Mt.Wellington represents a constant, and I know I am not alone in feeling that she holds a sacred status. We habitually glance at her slopes, the weather that animates them setting the mood for the coming day.
After 20 years in Melbourne, I’ve returned home to see my old friend being fought over. As if anyone has claim to her gold. As if she’s ours for the taking and there’s big bucks to be hacked out of her.
I’ve put this fundraising concert together not so much as an attack, but as a question mark. Why? And who? Who exactly, will benefit from this development? A select few lining their pockets… or Hobart as a whole?
Proceeds will be donated to ROCC (Residents Opposed to the Cable Car? to help fund legal costs should the issue go to court. Any left over funds will go directly to the Environmental Defenders Office.
Buy a ticket. Have a dance. Then wake up, look up, and smile at your old buddy.
Saturday 04 August 2018 (opening 7:00 PM)
at Brisbane Hotel (venue info )
3 Brisbane St, Hobart TAS