As affected residents celebrated today’s tribunal ruling against the proposed Mt Wellington cable car, South Hobart is the city of smiles.
“It is a great win for people power and for the Hobart City Council doing its job in representing this heritage city’s best future,” Bob Brown said.
“The idea of a cable car on kunanyi is as dead as a dodo. The Rockliff government should now take up Kate Warner’s recommendation that it be returned to the Aboriginal people. Whatever else, the government should save Hobartians from another round of cable car angst by legislating to prohibit cable car proposals on the mountain.”
“Significantly, the tribunal found the project would harm the Swift Parrot and Tasmanian Masked Owl. These wonderful creatures need an assured future and the government should follow up today’s win by protecting their habitat which is threatened by mining and logging operations elsewhere in Tasmania.”