STOP The cable car

ATTEND THE VIGIL

Join the Sentinels "Behind Closed Doors" vigil outside the Wellington Park Management Trust office (HCC Building on the corner of Davey and Elizabeth Street) to highlight the Trust’s involvement in this inappropriate proposal for the mountain. Wednesday, June 26 at 9 AM–10 AM Details.

MAKE A REPRESENTATION

If you want to object to any aspect of a cable car development you will soon have a chance, but a quick hack right now is the Representation form prepared by The Tasmanian Conservation Trust.

Alternatively:

  1. Download any parts of the Development Application that concern you from the MWCC website.

  2. Read the Environmental Defender’s Office Guide to writing Representations.

  3. Register on the HCC “Your Say Hobart” page. You will be notified of the Representation period and be able to submit your Representation directly.

CAMPAIGN

Attend the fortnightly campaign meeting. Pick a group to join on the “Opponents” page. Sign up to receive updates from Residents Opposed to the Cable Car.

FOLLOW

Follow the campaign. There are events, actions, tasks. Start at Respect the Mountain's facebook page and/or Mount Wellington Defenders

WRITE

Visit the MWCC facebook page and get critical.

Tell the world what you think of the Mount Wellington Cableway Company’s proposal. Leave a review on Google Maps. Write a letter to your local newspaper to voice your view or call into a talkback radio station and air your support for the mountain. The Mercury

conciliate

Write to Hobart’s city councillors. Remind them why you love kunanyi and that they should not alter the prohibition on use of Council land for a cable car. Remind them that the management plan for the mountain identifies The Springs, not The Pinnacle, as the most appropriate location for visitor services. Remind them that the mountain holds enormous cultural significance to the Aboriginal community and everyone who loves kunanyi. Urge them to better scrutinise the activities of the Wellington Park Management Trust. Councillor email addresses

LOBBY

Write to the Labor Party. Forcible acquisition of the land required for the project may be the only option. That would require Labor Party support in both houses of the parliament. Ask Labor to commit to not supporting the forcible acquisition of public bushland for the Mt Wellington Cableway Company. No more special deals! Ask Labor leader Rebecca White (rebecca.white@parliament.tas.gov.au) not to support Major Projects legislation.

Ask the local electorate ALP members Ella Haddad (ella.haddad@parliament.tas.gov.au) and Scott Bacon (scott.bacon@parliament.tas.gov.au) to rule out supporting the forcible acquisition of public land for a private development.

Write to Speaker Sue Hickey, MHR. Speaker Hickey (Sue.hickey@tas.liberal.org.au) is a representative of the Denison electorate. Make it clear that voting to forcibly acquire public bushland owned by the people of Hobart is not on. Suggest that, based on the recent Hobart City Council elections, for her to put her name to a cable car over the Organ Pipes and then ask the people of Hobart to vote for her would be a bad move.

Write to the Premier

ADVERTISE

Show off. Collect a bumper sticker from a conservation organisation. Be Hip. Buy a YourMountain funky cloth badges.

CREATE

Start your own campaign. Talk to a friend. Cook up an idea. Do it! Who knows? You can save the mountain.

reconoitre

Study the maps of the bore holes. Walk the Main Fire Trail and Old Farm Road fire trails, and the Myrtle Gully Track. Take the Climber’s Path to the Amphitheatre, the Organ Pipes Track and the Pinnacle. Stand on sacred ground. Prepare yourself to defend it.

SAVE The MOUNTAIN

Beyond ending the fiasco of a cable car, the Mountain Preservation Society is dedicated to restoring and preserving the mountain, in envisioning transformative experiences upon the mountain and sharing them.

GROUND TRUTH

Visit all the parts of the mountain you have not visited. Become a mountain ranger.

KNOW THE PLAN

Download a copy of the Wellington Park Management Plan. Read it. Know it. Start to think about how it could be made better.