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kunanyi/Mt Wellington cable car proposal

Draft legislation to facilitate access

The Department of State Growth takes a leading role in growing the state’s economy and supporting job creation across Tasmania.

A cable car project in kunanyi/Mt Wellington Park has the potential to support significant investment in the state and to create new jobs in both its construction and operational phases.

Draft legislation to facilitate access to public land within kunanyi/Mt Wellington Park for the purposes of a cable car project has been released for public comment.

The legislation has been prepared to:

  • allow a planning application involving public land to be lodged and assessed without landowner consent;
  • enable a cable car proponent to access areas of the park for necessary assessment and preliminary investigations needed to prepare a planning application; and
  • ensure land acquisition by the government is undertaken in an open and transparent way.

The legislation will not change the need for planning and other approvals, including protecting Tasmania’s natural environment, heritage and Aboriginal cultural values.

The legislation confirms that any public land acquired will remain part of kunanyi/Mt Wellington Park and will not be sold to a proponent or private land holder.

Commercial matters such as the resolution of access rights to private land and necessary planning approvals will remain matters for a proponent to consider and are outside of the scope of this legislation.

Written feedback is invited on the draft legislation by Friday, 4 August 2017.

Submissions can be submitted electronically by email to: consultation@stategrowth.tas.gov.au or by mail to: State Growth, Attention Anne Beach, GPO Box 536, Hobart TAS 7001

A copy of the draft legislation is available here.

Publishing of submissions

All submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on the department’s website on or before Friday, 18 August 2017.

Please note that no personal information other than the name of individual submitters, or the organisation making a submission, will be disclosed.

Important information to note

If you wish for your submission to be treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please note this in writing at the time of making your submissions, and clearly indicate which parts of your submission are confidential. Please note that your name, or the name of the organisation making a submission, will be disclosed unless you request otherwise.

Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government.

The Department will not publish submissions containing defamatory or offensive material.

The Right to Information Act 2009 and confidentiality

By law, information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons will be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure.

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