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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


Hobart, Tasmania

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 / 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


Hobart, Tasmania

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

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.

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


Cruise Ship

Archer Dismisses Hobart Cruise Ship Health Concerns

Bunker fuel used by cruise ships visiting Hobart is a serious health hazard which has been recognised by the World Health Organisation.

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


Hobart, Tasmania

Transport Minister Kept in the Dark Over Rail Tracks Removal

The decision to pull up rail tracks on the Macquarie Point site was made without the approval or knowledge of Infrastructure and Transport Minister.

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


Hobart, Tasmania

Liberal Backbencher Sings to Donor's Tune

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Aug 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


Hobart, Tasmania

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, Tasmania

Hobart City Council Needs to Reject Inappropriate, Ugly Skyscrapers

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 May 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


Light Rail

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, Tasmania

Hobart Traffic Woes Continue One Year On

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


Hobart, Tasmania

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.

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


Hobart, Tasmania

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 will only be marginally improved.

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


Hobart, Tasmania

Forestry Politics on Show for Hobart Visitors

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


Water Reservoir

Hands Off Minister Fails on Macquarie Point

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


Hobart, Tasmania

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 each year.

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


Hobart, Tasmania

Eden Project Unique Opportunity for Tasmania

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


Hobart, Tasmania

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.

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


Light Rail

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.

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


Hobart, Tasmania

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, Tasmania

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


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

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

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


Hobart, Tasmania

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