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 submission – there 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.
June 3, 2021 at 11:49 am
I’m thinking that whilst it appears that submissions can only be made by residents (most unfair), anyone can call the company proposing it and make your feeling felt. I say jam their phone lines for months on end and leave no doubt in everyone of their employees. Anyone have their phone numbers?
June 3, 2021 at 4:13 pm
Hi all! You CAN have your say by making a submission – not just Hobart residents! Please see below, from the Respect the Mountain-No Cable Car FB page, which you can like and follow. Thanks for all your support far and wide!
STAND UP FOR THE MOUNTAIN
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 large building at the Pinnacle.
HOW TO HAVE YOUR SAY
Anyone, no matter where you live or how old you are, can make a valid representation against the proposed cable car mass-tourism development.
See Residents Opposed to the Cable Car’s guide to how to make a representation:
Now is the time for us all to stand up and have our say to put an end to the push to privatise Hobart’s most treasured public bushland reserve and park that forms the iconic backdrop to the city.
If you are still unsure why so many are opposed to the proposed development, click here: