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Department of State Growth

kunanyi/Mt Wellington cable car proposal

kunanyi/Mt Wellington cable car proposal

The Department of State Growth plays a leading role in growing the state’s economy and supporting job creation across Tasmania.

A cable car project in kunanyi/Mt Wellington Park has the potential to support significant investment in the state and to create new jobs in both its construction and operational phases.

Cable Car (kunanyi/Mount Wellington) – Authority to enter land (Wellington Park) – March 2019

On 22 March 2019 the Minister for State Growth singed an authority for Mount Wellington Cableway Company Pty. Ltd. to access Wellington Park to undertake site investigations.

A copy of the authority is available here.

Cable Car (kunanyi/Mount Wellington) – Authority to enter land (Access Zone) – February 2019

On 11 February 2019 the Minister for State Growth singed an authority for Mount Wellington Cableway Company Pty. Ltd. to access land adjacent to Wellington Park to undertake site investigations.

A copy of the authority is available here and amendment is available here.

Cable Car (kunanyi/Mount Wellington) Facilitation Act 2017

The Cable Car (kunanyi/Mount Wellington) Facilitation Act 2017 came into force in October 2017 to facilitate access to public land within kunanyi/Mt Wellington Park for the purposes of a cable car project.

The Act:

  • allows a planning application involving public land to be lodged and assessed without landowner consent
  • enables a cable car proponent to access areas of the park for necessary assessment and preliminary investigations needed to prepare a planning application, and
  • ensures land acquisition by the government is undertaken in an open and transparent way.

It does not change the need for planning and other approvals, including protecting Tasmania’s natural environment, heritage and Aboriginal cultural values.

The legislation confirms that any public land acquired will remain part of kunanyi/Mt Wellington Park and will not be sold to a proponent or private land holder.

Commercial matters such as the resolution of access rights to private land and necessary planning approvals will remain matters for a proponent to consider and are outside of the scope of this legislation.

The Cable Car (kunanyi/Mount Wellington) Facilitation Act 2017 is available on the Tasmanian Legislation website.

Consultation

Public consultation on the (then) proposed legislation opened in July 2017 and closed on 4 August 2017. Around 850 submissions were received.

Submissions received during the consultation period have been published below. The only exceptions are where the author requested their submission be treated as confidential, or the submission contained material deemed to be defamatory or offensive.

In addition to the below individual submissions, a copy of the key themes and feedback is captured in the Consultation Summary available here.