The long campaign against the plan by Mount Wellington Cableway Company (MWCC) to build a cable car up the face of Mt Wellington/ kunanyi in Hobart has entered another serious stage.

After being refused land by Carlton and United Breweries, the developer now wants to clear a 2.5 km road through a public reserve. According to local group Residents Opposed to the Cable Car (ROCC), the area is home to a number of threatened species and the proposed road would also ‘obliterate the hugely popular Tip Top Track’. They are calling for people to oppose this new proposal.

The following comes from ROCC:

Take action!

“On Monday 20th August, Hobart City Council Aldermen will discuss whether to allow MWCC to survey their land to facilitate the proposed project. Please take a few minutes to contact them and let them know you oppose this public land grab for a private developer, and that they should support the motion to deny MWCC the use of public land to facilitate the project.

This is a crucial vote in the fight to protect kunanyi / Mt Wellington from the inappropriate plans by Mr Bold and his shareholders. We voted in the Aldermen to stand up for our community. They need to say no to this destructive project that will destroy the natural values of our mountain.

Please write, call, or arrange to meet the Aldermen and urge them to vote for the motion on August 20. Their contact details are here.

Or if you are time poor you can use our online tool.”

For background on the cable car proposal, please check here.