The Mt Wellington Cableway Company’s (MWCC) proposal for a commercial centre on the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington, aerial tramway up the face of the mountain, associated infrastructure and works is now open for public comment. Whether you live in Hobart or just love the mountain, you can make a submission about the proposal.

Local residents group Respect the Mountain – No Cable Car says: ‘The Mountain is too significant, too wild to be handed over to developers. MWCC’s plan degrades kunanyi/Mt Wellington and fails to comply with much of the relevant legislation’.

Residents Opposed to the Cable Car (ROCC) say:

The proposed cable car development on kunanyi (Mount Wellington) would despoil an iconic Tasmanian landscape, Aboriginal heritage values and public amenity with traffic, noise, destructive new roads, massive towers, wires, aerial buses and an imposing building at the Pinnacle.

They are urging locals to make a submissionthere is a template available here which you can modify and send.

Public comment can me made until 22nd June.

For extra information on the submission process, please check here.

Check here for a summary of the environmental problems associated with the cable car.