Careful analysis of the submissions regarding the Draft Cable Car Facilitation Bill 2017 by Respect The Mountain (RTM) shows emphatically that the public are overwhelmingly opposed to the draft Bill.
Of those submissions that referred to the draft legislation, 80% were opposed to the draft Bill.
Of the submissions referring to a cable car the opposition to the cable car was 70%.
Of the submissions that addressed details of the legislation, 93% were critical.
A large number of the submissions that addressed the draft legislation did not propose changes; they simply recommend that the draft Bill be abandoned (39%).
“These figures are a damning indictment of this Bill and this government’s attempts to bypass the Hobart City Council”, said Mr Ted Cutlan, spokesperson for ROCC.
“This is a completely unnecessary piece of legislation designed to solve a problem that does not exist.”
“The proponent can go to the Hobart City Council and ask for landowner consent but has chosen not to do so.”
“The people of Tasmania hate it when proper process is bypassed, particularly when there is a perception of conflict of interest as in this case.”
“The ALP and the Legislative Council will surely see the true public opposition to this bill and see the legislation for what it is; Completely Unnecessary,” he said.
Ted Cutlan – spokesperson for ROCC – Residents Opposed to the Cable Car