The Government is a strong supporter of a cable car on Mount Wellington.

The proponents will have to follow a stringent process and as a first step resubmit an authority for preliminary works to inform their development application for submission to the Hobart City Council.

All Tasmanians with an interest in the project will be able to have their say as a decision on whether or not this project ultimately proceeds will be a matter for the Hobart City Council as the planning authority.

There’s no doubt that a proposal for a cable car, if it ticks all the boxes when it comes to approvals and the planning process, would be fantastic for tourism and showcase one of Tasmania’s most stunning natural landmarks. It would make Mount Wellington more accessible and it would create jobs in Tasmania.

Peter Gutwein, Minister for State Growth