Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Member for Clark
The Greens are delighted by news TasCAT’s decision to reject the proposed cable car for kunanyi will not be appealed to the Supreme Court. Kunanyi is safe – for now.
The proposed cable car and privatisation of the pinnacle with multiple commercial buildings has been rejected over and over again.
Like all lovers of the mountain, we are relieved to hear the proponents won’t appeal. We now encourage them to respect the will of the people and decisions made by the independent planning system.
We hope Mount Wellington Cableway Company, and their backers in the Liberal Party have heard the message.
After being knocked back by Council, the developers vainly tried to modify their plans to make it more palatable.
TasCAT’s rejection backed in strong community feeling and highlighted insurmountable problems with a cable car across the Organ Pipes or development on the summit.
Wild kunanyi doesn’t belong to Mount Wellington Cableway Company, or the Tasmanian Liberals.
With the current proposal now axed, the Rockliff Government must rule out any more help to facilitate future cable car proposals. We also urge the Labor Party to end their decade of support for a cable car and respect this special, sacred mountain.
Wild kunanyi is no place for this white elephant development, and she should be protected in perpetuity.