Draft cable car laws released for consultation

Matthew Groom, Minister for State Growth

15 July 2017

The Hodgman Government is committed to growing the economy and creating jobs through sensitive and sensible development in the state's natural areas.

A cable car on Mount Wellington would be a game changer.  It would showcase one of our most stunning natural landmarks, it would make the pinnacle more accessible to more people and, of course, it would create new jobs for Tasmanians.

The idea of a cable car on Mount Wellington has been around for over a 100 years and it is time to take the next step.

This weekend, we are releasing for public comment, draft laws that would enable a proposal to build and operate a cable car to be considered on its merits, by the Hobart City Council, under the normal planning process.

We want to hear from you and your thoughts on the proposed laws.

To be very clear:

  • The proposed laws will not change the need for any    cable car proposal to get all the necessary approvals, including protecting    Tasmania's natural environment, heritage and Aboriginal cultural values.
  • Public land will not be sold as part of any cable car    development; the Mountain will always remain public land.
  • And if a cable car project does go ahead, all costs of    the project will be paid for by the proponent, not the taxpayer.

We believe that there is a fantastic opportunity to develop a new, world-class cable car that would be a massive drawcard for Tasmania. We think the proposed laws get the balance right, but we want to hear from you. For more information, go to - www.stategrowth.tas.gov.au/mwcablecar