There is a proposal for a cable car on Mt Wellington/ kunanyi in Hobart. The Wellington Park Management Trust or WPMT have recently approved the extension to the Pinnacle Specific Area (the area open to development on top of the mountain). The Tasmanian Planning Commission is currently reviewing the Wellington Park Management Trust’s decision to extend the Pinnacle Specific Area, and the next option open to the community is to ask the Tasmanian Planning Commission to hold public hearings regarding this decision.
Residents Opposed to the Cable Car (ROCC) doesn’t believe the WPMT have adequately considered the representations made to them regarding the extension of the Pinnacle Specific Area, and has written to the TPC and the Hobart City Council asking them to hold public hearings. ROCC is asking concerned people to also contact the Tasmanian Planning Commission and urge them to hold public hearings. Numbers really matter and we need all the people who really care to stand up and be counted.
The TPC can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and attached below is a draft that you could use as a template for your email. Time is of the essence as the TPC process will be finalised on the 21st of this month.
The Wellington Park Management Trust recently handed down its decision to extend the Pinnacle Specific Area.
I am appalled by the decision and believe that the trust has not considered the representations made to them adequately. I believe that the trust has not considered the values of the mountain park and not acted in the interests of preserving those values.
I urge the Commission to hold public hearings in order to give confidence to the people of Tasmania that Mt Wellington is being properly protected from inappropriate development.