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kunanyi / Mount Wellington

You Can’t Put a Shine on a Cowpat

Mount Wellington Cableway Company has released its modified proposal to desecrate and profit from kunanyi’s wild beauty, but it’s still a dog of a project.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Nov 2021


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Greens Table Legislation to Protect the Public Right to a Say

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens, I tabled the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Amendment (Exhibition of Amended Applications) Bill 2021.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Nov 2021


Parliament House, Tasmania

State Growth - Mount Roland Cable Car

Are you able to update the committee on the proposed privatisation of part of Mount Roland and the cable car proposal by a private developer?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Sep 2021


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Tourism - kunanyi/Mt Wellington Cable Car

The outgoing chair of Tourism Tasmania was very supportive of the cable car on kunanyi.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Sep 2021


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

21 Reasons to Keep kunanyi Wild

The Greens welcome the independent planning expert advice on the cable car proposal for kunanyi.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Jul 2021


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Cable Car (kunanyi / Mount Wellington) Facilitation Repeal Bill 2021

A bill for an Act to repeal the Cable Car (kunanyi/Mount Wellington) Facilitation Act 2017.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Greens Bill  |  22 Jun 2021


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Greens Table Bills to Repeal Liberals’ Cable Car Facilitation

The Greens will always support a wild kunanyi.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Jun 2021


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

kunanyi/Mount Wellington Cable Car - Planning Submission

The Development Application submitted by the proponent is so outdated, flawed and containing misrepresentations that border on deceitful.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  22 Jun 2021


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Greens Stand with Community to Defend Kunanyi

On behalf of the Greens, I urge every person who loves Hobart’s mountain and wants it to remain in public hands to write to Council when submissions open

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 May 2021


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Archer, Haddad Must Rule Out Joining Cable Car Aboriginal Heritage Appeal

We expect both Elise Archer and Ella Haddad to rule out supporting joining the MWCC’s offensive, culturally insensitive Supreme Court appeal.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Mar 2021


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Leaked DPIPWE Letter Confirms Anti-Protest Laws Designed to Crack Down on National Parks Protests

Leaked correspondence from February 2019 between then DPIPWE Secretary, John Whittington, to then Justice Secretary, Kathrine Morgan-Wicks makes clear the start

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Mar 2021


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

RMPAT Exposes MWCC’s Disregard for Aboriginal Heritage on kunanyi and Process

The Resource Management Planning Appeal Tribunal’s rejection of the appeal by the Mount Wellington Cableway Company (MWCC) is welcome.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Feb 2021


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

State Growth – Mount Roland and Cradle Mountain Cableways

We have information that logging activity has already commenced around Mt Roland but it occurred in the month of October.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Nov 2020


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Major Projects Bill - Submissions

1755 people made submissions to the controversial major projects bill, at 5 p.m. yesterday, some 206 of those submissions had not been uploaded.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Aug 2020


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

MWCC Contemptuous of Planning Process and Public Input

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.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Aug 2020


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Liberals Must Rule Out Cable Car as Major Project

The Liberals’ announcement they plan to table major projects legislation has sent ripples of worry through the community.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Mar 2020


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Mt Wellington Cableway Company

The Mt Wellington Cableway Company has launched its development application to Hobart City Council.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Jun 2019


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

MWCC Moves In on kunanyi, Facing Public Opposition

The 6,000 or more Tasmanians who gathered in protest in the foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington last May stand ready to defend the mountain.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Jun 2019


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

kunanyi/Mt Wellington Cable Car Authority

It is a complete distortion of fact for Minister Gutwein to claim he wants the divisive kunanyi/Mt Wellington cable car to ‘stand on its own two feet.’

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Mar 2019


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Leonie Hiscutt MLC in Political La-La Land

The Leader of Government Business in the Legislative Council, Leonie Hiscutt MLC, is in political la-la land if she thinks Labor stands for the environment.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Mar 2019


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Liberals Ignore Community Opposition, Back in Cable Car

The Hodgman Liberals have proven once again they are a government in lock step with big business.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Feb 2019


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Hodgman Refuses to Rule Out Further Support for Cable Car

In Parliament today, the Premier refused to rule out further tangible support for the proposed cable car.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Aug 2018


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

kunanyi / Mount Wellington Cable Car

That legislation was the Cable Car Facilitation Bill introduced by the Liberals and supported by Labor late last year.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2018


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Cable Car Enabling Bill Strong Echoes of Paul Lennon and John Gay

The cable car enabling legislation has the gall to describe the proposed cable car as public infrastructure under the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Jul 2017


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Labor in Step with Liberals on Cable Car

Labor Leader, Rebecca White, has confirmed her party supports the construction of a cable car on kunanyi/Mt Wellington.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Jun 2017


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Groom's Blurring of Public and Private Lines on Cable Car

Public resources are being used to enable the private development of a cable car to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jun 2017


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Ministerial Responsibility for Crown Lands

For the first time that we know of Crown Land Services has been taken away from the Minister for Environment and Parks.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Apr 2017


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Why Did the Premier Take Crown Land Responsibility Away From Groom?

In a move he failed to explain, the Premier has relieved Environment and Parks Minister, Matthew Groom, of his responsibility for Crown Lands.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Apr 2017


Shaking Hands

Cable Car Land Deal Smells Like Cronyism

kunanyi/Mt Wellington should be protected for its outstanding natural and cultural values, not carved up to suit a single developer pushing a divisive project.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Feb 2017


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Cable Car Will Be Tested by Planning Commission

It is almost certain that the proposed Mount Wellington Cable Car will be declared a Project of State Significance (POSS).

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Aug 2016


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

'Open For Business' Ensures Cable Car Proponent's Easy Ride

'Open for business' means private developers can be assured they will be given ready access to public assets under this Liberal Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Nov 2015


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Wellington Park Trust Scrutiny

The Tasmanian Planning Commission’s decision to hold a public hearing on proposed changes to the Wellington Park Management Plan is welcome.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Feb 2015


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Cable Car Assistance Concerns

Cable car proponent, Adrian Bold, is living proof that anyone in Tasmania with a half-baked idea can expect to receive taxpayer-funded assistance.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Nov 2014


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Mt Wellington Cable Car

Minister for State Growth, Matthew Groom, has refused to rule out government interference to enable the proposed cable car on kunanyi/Mount Wellington.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Aug 2014