The cable car hangs by a thread. Your action could stop it.
10 things you can do
Turn up. There will be a public meeting on the cablecar in Hobart in the coming months. Be there!
Tell the world what you think of the Mount Wellington Cableway Company. 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
Enter Tiger Country - Go to the MWCC facebook page and get critical.
Write to Councillors. Write to Hobart’s 12 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 are here:
Labor 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!
Show off. Collect a bumper sticker from a conservation organisation. Be Hip. Buy a YourMountain funky cloth badges.
Write to Speaker Sue Hickey, MHR. Speaker Hickey 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 brave move.
Enjoy the mountain! The MWCC think they have all their ducks lined up. They haven't.