Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment and Biodiversity spokesperson
The Greens welcome the independent planning expert advice on the cable car proposal for kunanyi. We hope Hobart City Council representatives will accept all 21 reasons to reject the Liberals’ divisive pet proposal.
The planning experts have confirmed kunanyi is no place for a cable car. They have cited all manner of reasons for why it is not – from biodiversity and habitat loss, visual and noise pollution, stormwater to traffic concerns.
71% of the 17,000 representations received by council opposed the cable car proposal. It’s clear the great majority of people absolutely do not want this development defacing their mountain.
On behalf of the Greens, I thank every representor who objected to the cable car proposal. Just as we rallied at kunanyi’s foothills in defence of a wild mountain, we have sent a strong message to councillors.
There is no place for this destructive cable car proposal, or the privatisation of the pinnacle, on kunanyi. We look forward to Hobart City Council listening to the experts and the community, and voting to reject Mount Wellington Cableway Company’s development application.