Public Consultation

Ongoing engagement, listening and adaption has been key to formulating this proposal.

That's why, with a foundation of 78% support from 1000 local households tele-surveyed in 2009 and an even stronger result from 2,200 opt-in respondents conducted in early 2013, MWCC has been keen to collaboratively explore the possibilities.

Since establishment in late 2012, MWCC has been meeting with community groups to gauge sentiment, gather creative ideas and listen to any concerns (Phase 2). We did this ahead of preparing our formal proposal and continue to do so. Since the launch of our Preliminary Proposal on the 16th April 2014, (Phase 3) we've been very excited by the sheer scale of support we've received, and listened to some poignant feedback as we've worked to resolve planning issues. We've collated thousands of community responses for and against, which have played an integral part in steering our architectural design brief.

The most noticeable changes we've made based on community feedback since 2014 is:

  1. The relocation of our base terminal car-parking, to minimise impact on surrounding residential amenity, as well as

  2. A complete redesign of the aerial tramway cabins from double-decker to single-deck configuration, which significantly reduces the Section 2 tower design.

  3. Rationalizing the alignment to a shorter configuration to minimise visual impact in the lower foothills.

As we work through Phase 4 towards approval through the planning process, we will seek further public feedback on the design detail.


Explore the Full Proposal at our public Display Centre!

WHERE:  Stall 1, Brooke Street Pier, Franklin Wharf, Sullivans Cove.
WHEN: Open 10am - 6pm Daily, till November 5.

Final Design Feedback closed September 30.



  • Aboriginal Elders

  • Downhill Mountain Bike Club members and enthusiasts

  • Fern Tree Community Association

  • Hobart Light Rail/Northern Suburbs Action Group

  • Midcity Seniors Club

  • Probus Club of North Hobart

  • 'Respect the Mountain' / Tasmanian Conservation Trust (public forums)

  • Rotary Club of Hobart

  • Snowboarding enthusiasts

  • Tasmanian Aboriginal Historical Services

  • Tasmanian Hang-gliding and Paragliding Association

  • Tasmanian Transport Museum Society

  • Various public, private, primary and secondary schools

  • Hundreds of private citizens, aboriginal elders and members of additional clubs and associations!


  • Apple Isle Wine Tours

  • CPA Australia

  • Carlton United Breweries

  • Cruise Australia

  • Destination Southern Tasmania

  • Ecotourism Australia

  • Environment Tasmania

  • Experience Tasmania (bus tour operators)

  • Female Factory (managed by Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority)

  • Hobart Chamber of Commerce

  • Housing Industry Association

  • MONA

  • RACT

  • Rock-It Climbing Centre

  • Skal Club of Hobart

  • Sorell Business Council

  • Switch Tasmania

  • Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association

  • Tasmanian Leaders Program

  • Tasmanian Motorcycle Council

  • Ten Days on the Island

  • Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania

  • Under Down Under Tours (Mt Wellington Descent operator)

  • University of Tasmania

  • Various Cycling/Mountain Bike Retailers

  • Wilderness Society of Tasmania


  • Federal Major Projects Approval Agency

  • Wellington Park Management Trust

  • Hobart City Council & individual Aldermen

  • Glenorchy City Council & individual Councillors

  • Clarence City Council (individual Councillors)

  • Kingborough City Council (individual Councillors)

  • Broadcast Australia (owner of the transmission tower 'stick')

  • Tourism Tasmania

  • Tourism Australia

  • Department of State Growth [formerly DEDTA / Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts]

  • Department of Primary Industry, Parks, Water & Environment / DPIPWE

  • TasWater

  • TasNetworks

  • Invest Tas

  • AusIndustry

  • Tasmanian Heritage Council

  • Tasmanian Planning Commission

  • [former] Office of Sustainable Transport, Nick McKim

* Whilst we engage with all willing and relevant stakeholders, such engagement does not imply support.

Would you like your local group to hear from us? Organise a presentation today!