Mount Roland Cableway takes important step forward

Leonie Hiscutt, Liberal Member for Montgomery.

Tourism is one of Tasmania’s great competitive strengths, supporting over 38,000 jobs in every corner of the State and being a major reason why our economy is growing so strongly.

I welcome the news that the long talked about Mount Roland Cableway has been approved to proceed to lease and licence negotiations as part of the Hodgman Liberal Government’s innovative Expression of Interest process.

This stage one approval lays the path for Mount Roland Cableway and Adventure Precinct to undertake a Reserve Activity Assessment and seek approval through relevant Commonwealth and State Government planning approval processes.

The proposal, if approved, will see a 13 cabin gondola cableway provide direct access to the summit of Mount Roland. The cableway will be set within an adventure precinct complete with mountain bike trails.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to ensuring every region benefits from a thriving visitor economy.

This exciting proposal demonstrates the real benefits that our Tourism Proposals in National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land plan can realise and is expected to create between 12-17 full time jobs and add significantly to the local economy with the capital investment estimated at $21 million.

Our national parks and reserves are one of the key drivers of growth in our visitor economy, with close to half of our tourists saying they come here to see them.

This is why we developed our innovative EOI initiative for sensible and appropriate tourism developments in our National Parks, Reserves and Crown Land.

A number of high quality ventures are already operating, and there is now around $70 million worth of investment in the pipeline with the potential to generate about 230 more full time jobs.

18 March 2019