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Rockliff Liberals Refuse to Rule Out Further Cable Car Facilitation 

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Wednesday, 9 November 2022

Tags: kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Cable Car, Parks, Tasmanian Aboriginals

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

After being comprehensively rejected by the Hobart City Council and by the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the proposed cable car on kunanyi and privatisation of its pinnacle should be dumped. Not, however, in the Liberals’ minds. 

When the Greens asked the Premier to rule out further law changes to facilitate the Liberals’ pet project in Parliament this morning, he refused.

Apparently two pieces of special enabling legislation, and delivering a process that would hand the pinnacle to the developer was not enough – nor, it seems, was TasCAT’s rejection of project. 

Aboriginal Tasmanians, the council, the tribunal and the people have spoken. Wild kunanyi doesn’t belong to the Liberal Party to hand to their mates. 

Mt Wellington Cableway Company’s privatisation project is a divisive white elephant. When will the Liberals’ get the message and end their cheerleading? 

TasCAT’s decision should be the death knell for this project. It was a resounding win for the mountain, and for all who have fought for years against this appalling attempt to desecrate it. 

We urge Jeremy Rockliff to listen to Aboriginal Tasmanians, environmentalists, walkers, rockclimbers and to the almost 12,000 people who put in submissions to council opposing the cable car.  

He could even read TASCAT’s decision which proves, again, the proposal is a total dud.

No one supports this dog of a project. It’s time the Liberals told their developer mates it’s over.