The campaign against the controversial proposal to build a cable car up the east face of kunanyi/ Mt Wellington, in Hobart, continues. It’s highly likely that this week the premier of Tasmania, Peter Gutwein, will sign off on the permit to allow Mount Wellington Cableway Company (MWCC) to begin drilling at 32 sites on the mountain. This means that work on the mountain could commence this month.

Local group Respect the Mountain – no cable car has issued a call for help at this pivotal moment in the campaign.

They say:

This is a critical time for our campaign and we really hope you can get involved.

Will you be a Mountain Defender?

Sign up to take part in peaceful protest on site so we can notify you when drilling starts.


Peaceful Direct Action Training

Following the great training session we had at Fern Tree Tavern last weekend – we’ve decided to organise some more training tomorrow night (Tuesday). This will allow those people that couldn’t make it on Sunday to skill up. It will also be an opportunity for people that were at the training on Sunday to further plan the exciting action ideas they came up with. We really hope to see you there!

Find out more and RSVP here.


Save kunanyi from a cable car – Public forum

Senator Nick McKim is organising a public forum at the Ferntree Tavern on the proposed cable car. Find out what’s at stake and how you can help.

Wed March 13.

Speakers will include Theresa Sainty from the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, Louise Sales from ROCC and wilderness photographer Rob Blakers – who will be screening a film about kunanyi.

RSVP here.


Get creative!

If you’re going to participate in peaceful protests on the mountain you’ll need a funky banner! Come and join other creative souls for a fun afternoon of banner painting.

Sunday, 17th March, 2-5pm

The Arts Hall, 10 Stephenson Place, Ferntree