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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

RACT Mobility Vision Key to Prosperous Hobart Future

The RACT is to be commended for delivering a strategic vision to ensure Hobart is Australia’s most liveable city over the next three decades.

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

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

Cadbury Job Losses

The loss of so many jobs and livelihoods at Cadbury is a devastating blow.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Sep 2018

Cruise Ship Industry Impact on Tasmania

We thought it was important the House be given an opportunity to talk about the impact of the cruise ship industry on Tasmania and the environment and that is why we brought on this matter of public importance today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Nov 2017

Archer Dismisses Hobart Cruise Ship Health Concerns

In Parliament today, Environment Minister, and local MP, Elise Archer, belittled Greens' questions about evidence that bunker fuel used by cruise ships visiting Hobart is a serious health hazard which has been recognised by the World...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Nov 2017

Transport Minister Kept in the Dark Over Rail Tracks Removal

In Question Time today it became clear that the decision to pull up rail tracks on the Macquarie Point site was made without the approval or knowledge of Infrastructure and Transport Minister, Rene Hidding.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Oct 2017

Liberal Backbencher Sings to Donor's Tune

Liberal backbencher, Nic Street, is pointedly demonstrating what political influence decades of donations from the Federal Group to both major parties has bought.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Aug 2017

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

Fragrance Group Skyscrapers On the Nose

The Fragrance Group's aggressive and obtrusive plans for Hobart have been dealt a near fatal blow.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 May 2017

Hobart City Council Needs to Reject Inappropriate, Ugly Skyscrapers

If the Hobart City Council listens to the community and abides by its own Planning Scheme, it will reject the two Fragrance Group skyscrapers proposed for Hobart.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 May 2017

Cable Car Land Deal Smells Like Cronyism

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

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

Light Rail Corridor Plans Welcome and Long Overdue

The Greens welcome the release of the blueprint for the Glenorchy to Hobart Public Transport Corridor project.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Feb 2017

Hobart Traffic Woes Continue One Year On

Students headed back to school today, resulting in Hobart's streets once again being clogged with cars.  Almost a year has passed since the heavy congestion and traffic chaos which led to the government-commissioned Midson report.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Feb 2017

Why Radio Silence on Macquarie Point Native Forest Exports?

It is now more than four months since the Liberals announced that Hobart's port would be turned into a woodchip and log export facility, yet Hobart residents are being treated like mushrooms.

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

Government Tinkering on Traffic Congestion

While encouraging the use of Metro transport through a three week free fare trial is a sound enough initiative, congestion in and around greater Hobart will only be marginally improved by the Liberals' announcement.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Jan 2017

Forestry Politics on Show for Hobart Visitors

Today's government announcement TasPorts will be entering into a partnership to facilitate log and woodchip exports out of Macquarie Wharf, with taxpayer money, demonstrates this government's warped priorities.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Dec 2016

Hands Off Minister Fails on Macquarie Point

The enormous potential of Hobart's railyards site is in jeopardy as a result of a hands-off Minister and failure of the Liberal Government to prioritise the transformation of Macquarie Point. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 2016

Log Trucks Full of Native Forest Products Ruining Hobart's Amenity

The Liberals have made a decision to allow 180 000 cubic metres of native forest timber products to be shipped through the port of Hobart at Macquarie Point each year.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Sep 2016

Eden Project Unique Opportunity for Tasmania

In questioning from the Greens during Budget Estimates today, Minister Groom confirmed the world renowned Eden Project has expressed interest in establishing its first Southern Hemisphere base in Hobart at Macquarie Point.

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

Public Transport Investment Long Term Hobart Traffic Fix

Hobart's traffic woes will only be remedied sustainably for the long term if all three tiers of government make a commitment to investing in public transport infrastructure, including more buses to more routes, Light Rail, cycleways and...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Apr 2016

Liberals Failing on Light Rail

The Liberals have commissioned and received the result they wanted on Hobart Light Rail, effectively killing off this important public transport reform in to the foreseeable future.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Jan 2016

Hobart Heritage Dump

More than 50 of Hobart's properties were listed for removal from the Heritage Register in the latest swathe announced in the public notices of the Mercury. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Dec 2015

Hobart Heritage Hit List to be Revealed

The people of Hobart will wake up to the initial list of properties to be removed from the Heritage Register tomorrow morning.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Dec 2015

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

The gazettal today of a boundary extension to the development zone on kunanyi/Mt Wellington is proof that 'open for business' means private developers can be assured they will be given ready access to public assets under this Liberal...

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

Minister Harriss Misleading over Forest Industry

Resources Minister, Paul Harriss, used Question Time this morning to rule out the bizarre idea of woodchip exports from Hobart’s wharf.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Sep 2015