There has been a long running campaign by a developer to build a cable car up the face of Mt Wellington/ kunanyi in Hobart. The ‘vision’ experienced a major setback in June this year when Carlton United Breweries (CUB) ruled out selling or leasing land next to the Cascade Brewery to the Mount Wellington Cableway Company (MWCC) for the base station of the cable car.
Now there are news reports that MWCC is seeking permission to use land owned by Hobart City Council near to the brewery site.
The ABC reports that:
The Hobart tip may be the future home of a cable car base station after Carlton United Breweries (CUB) ruled out selling or leasing land next to the Cascade Brewery to the Mount Wellington Cableway Company in June.
The ABC understands an application made by the Mount Wellington Cableway Company (MWCC) is due to be considered in a closed meeting of the Hobart City Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee next week, but further details have not been released.
The Parks Committee can consider landowner consent issues.
Land owned by the Hobart City Council near the Cascade Brewery, which was previously MWCC’s preferred option for a base station, includes the South Hobart waste management centre at McRobies Gully and land at Old Farm Road.
MWCC previously said it was considering a base terminal at Old Farm Road as an alternative to starting the cable car from the Cascade Brewery.
However, there would be challenges with that site because the end of Old Farm Road is surrounded by land owned by CUB, which said it will not lease or sell to the company.
It is understood the site being considered now is the tip, which the council has a licence to use for landfill until 2030.