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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche


Cable car: Stand by your convictions …

Leaflet in mail box today. Totally agree with the sentiment, but sending out material without author name, acknowledgement of source and contact details is likely to harm the campaign against the Mount Wellington cable car.

If you are against this development, at least have the courage to stand up for your convictions.

*Rob Walls is a legendary photographer



  1. Chris

    October 10, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Put you off a certain beverage eh, not their fault though.
    Groom the bush nearby?

  2. Catherine Fitzpatrick

    October 11, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Thanks Rob Walls for the feedback and catching our mistake. ROCC (Residents Opposed to the cable car) put the leaflet out and have had hard working volunteers letterboxing over the last week.

    We are more than happy to stand beside what was written. As with any volunteer community group, we can think we have ticked all the boxes, like putting the ROCC contact details on it, and somehow missed it.

    For the record, ROCC has a website for further details – https://www.nocascadescablecar.com/ . We will also be outside Cascades every Saturday from 9 – 10 a.m. to chat to local residents with what we are calling our Big Yellow Sign and talk about why we love Mt Wellington just the way it is. Catherine

  3. Tony Stone

    October 11, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Can’t see how this flyer would harm the campaign, you are either for this useless monstrosity, or sensibly against it. It has a contact address, which to me is enough, to say where it comes from and it’s the information that is more important than the author.

    To me the cable car is no different to high rise buildings, all destroy the ambiance, beauty and calmness of where ever theses monstrosities are built.

    Remember way back when first came across the cable car at Mount Arthur on port Phillip bay, when cruising up the bay. Couldn’t believe how disgusting it looked, an absolutely horrible mess planted into the environment.

    Even if you painted the towers and cars in camouflage colours, it would still look ugly and out of place. Just like high rise building do anywhere.

    Access to our mountain is a unique and beautiful way to experience it, having a grubby cable care hanging over walkers and the access road, is ridiculous. Plus it will take away a lot of privacy for those living near or under it.

    Then again, everything our politicians do is pretty ridiculous in every way.

  4. Second Opinion

    October 11, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    It’s time for a Cascade Gardens rally.

  5. Betty

    October 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Make the so-called toothless tiger INTEGRITY COMMISSION earn their money and hold an OPEN PUBLIC INQUIRY so some light and much needed disinfectant can see those high flyer investors really are in various levels of Government and the Private Profit Business Sectors.

  6. Kevin Wilson

    October 12, 2017 at 11:45 am

    The South Hobart Progress Association shares the concern of many others on the matter of possible increase in traffic through our suburb We are willing to be involved in any community action which might be organised We have written to CUB expressing our concern

  7. Gordon Bradbury

    October 13, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Thanks to Rob and Catherine for this. As a South Hobart resident it horrifies me what impact the cable car will have on this suburb.

    Given that Cascade no longer use the silos at the brewery, one must assume these will become expensive apartments just like those at Salamanca.

    And yes, the traffic congestion will be overwhelming.

    Never mind the impact on the beautiful mountain that I enjoy every single day.

    I think a rally in the Cascade Gardens is a great idea.

  8. MjF

    October 13, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    There is a source acknowledgement – bottom left hand corner.
    Why is the email address provided not considered contact details ?

  9. Snowy

    October 14, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    #8: The email address provided is that of the person to whom objections should be directed – at Carlton & United Breweries, the owners of Cascade – not the author of the flyer.

    I totally agree with the sentiment expressed about Cascade Road. And the problems would extend far beyond it. I heard an ABC presenter positively drooling over the prospect of “hundreds of buses” heading from each cruise ship to the cable car. Seriously? The only route is via Davey and Macquarie Streets. For all those complaining about existing congestion on those roads… “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet” if that eventuated.

  10. mJF

    October 15, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Dead right.Thanks snowy.

  11. Rob Walls

    April 30, 2018 at 3:30 am

    #2 … Thanks Catherine for providing details. As a South Hobart resident for more than 25 years, I’m 100% behind the cause.

    #8 … The “source” at bottom left of the leaflet is acknowledgement of the Mount Wellington Cableway Company as source of projections of number of tourists per day.

    Hope to see you all at the rally on Sunday, 6th May.

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