Stand Up For Our Mountain


Development Application… how to have your say

The proposed cable car development on kunanyi (Mount Wellington) would despoil an iconic Tasmanian landscape, Aboriginal heritage values and public amenity with traffic, noise, destructive new roads, massive towers, wires, aerial buses and an imposing building at the Pinnacle.

Now is the time to have your say regarding this project, with Hobart City Council seeking public comment until 22nd June.

Anyone, no matter where you live or how old you are, can make a valid representation against the cable car. Ask neighbours, friends & family to also make a representation today.

How to make a representation


Visit the Hobart City Council website to view the full advertised Development Application


Make a personalised submission on the Hobart City Council by:

  1. Using its online form. The cable car Development Application is listed as: ‘100 PINNACLE ROAD, MT WELLINGTON’
  2. Emailing to
  3. Mailing the Chief Executive Officer, GPO Box 503, Hobart 7001; or
  4. Hand–delivered to the Customer Service Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart during office hours.


Use our representation portal to submit your view. Edit the text to personalise your representation or send it as is.

Make a representation before June 22

Assault on an iconic backdrop that makes Hobart special

Privatising public reserves to bring mass-tourism to the mountain is an assault on the values, amenity & ownership of an iconic backdrop to Hobart that makes our city special.

The cable car cuts directly across the Organ Pipes & involves three giant towers, a new 2.5km road, forest clearing around a large base station & 3554 m2 of commercial floorspace in an imposing new building at the summit.

Impacts include:

  • Tens of thousands of new cars, busses & trucks in residential streets of South Hobart & the Southern Outlet intersection
  • Light & noise pollution including trucks servicing the development day & night
  • Despoiling an ancient landscape & Aboriginal heritage values
  • Destruction of threatened forest communities & loss of high-quality nesting trees of the swift parrot & masked owl
  • Loss of public, reserved land & the access, ownership and amenity that people love

The cable car development contravenes both the Hobart Planning Scheme & the Wellington Park Management Plan and has never released a business plan to demonstrate it won’t require public subsidies.

Say NO to a cable car on kunanyi