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Liberals Ignore Community Opposition, Back in Cable Car

13 Feb 2019

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Member for Clark

The Hodgman Liberals have proven once again they are a government in lock step with big business in their latest move to progress a commercial cable car on kunanyi/Mt Wellington.

The Liberals are, as ever, bending over backwards for a private developer, ignoring public concern and over-riding proper planning process.

State Growth Minister, Peter Gutwein, gifted the Mount Wellington Cableway Company access to develop a planning application, despite Hobart City Council’s comprehensive rejection of the cable car proposal.

Another day, another gift of publicly owned land to a corporate buddy of the Liberals, despite strong community opposition.

The Liberals have been backing the latest push for cable car since it first reared its grotesque head.  

From Opposition, they removed the Wellington Park Trust’s veto, then via their Cable Car Facilitation Bill 2017.  Both times supported by Labor.

Today we have witnessed the next stage of the Liberals’ generosity with public lands to private interests. 

Where is Labor on this further move to privatise the summit of kunanyi?