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MWCC Contemptuous of Planning Process and Public Input

Cassy O'Connor MP

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Saturday, 8 August 2020

Tags: kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Cable Car, Planning

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

Proponents of a private cable car on the publicly owned summit of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington are treating the planning system and people of Hobart with contempt.

In January, Hobart City Council deemed the cable car development application non-compliant, and requested a complete package of assessment reports. MWCC has again failed on this front, and seem more worried about making excuses than actually meeting council requirements. 

It begs the question. Why is MWCC so casual about the Hobart City Council planning process?

Are they just biding time until the Liberal and Labor parties pass the divisive, developer-driven Major Projects legislation?

The mountain and its summit are public land.

To show so little regard for the Council and public owners of the pinnacle says much about where MWCC’s priorities lie.

And, it’s not with good planning process, or transparency.

MWCC clearly wants to get around having to deal with public involvement in its plans.