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:
- The relocation of our base terminal car-parking, to minimise impact on surrounding residential amenity, as well as
- A complete redesign of the aerial tramway cabins from double-decker to single-deck configuration, which significantly reduces the Section 2 tower design.
As we work through Phase 4 towards approval through the planning process, we will seek further public feedback on the design detail.
Our next general information evening is designed for our closest neighbours, the residents of South Hobart, to discuss aspects of the project and hear any new concerns and ideas. Please feel free to register your interest by email here or clicking the 'register here' button.
WHERE: South Hobart Primary School Hall.
WHEN: Date to be advised.
WHO WE'VE ENGAGED WITH:*
- 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
- South Hobart Progress Association (executive only)
- Tasmanian Aboriginal Historical Services
- Tasmanian Hang-gliding and Paragliding Association
- Tasmanian Transport Museum / Association
- Various Schools
- Hundreds of private citizens, aboriginal elders and members of additional clubs and associations!
INDUSTRY ORGANISATIONS + ENTERPRISE
- Ecotourism Australia
- Skal Club of Hobart
- CPA Australia
- Carlton United Breweries
- Cruise Australia [formerly Cruise Down Under
- Environment Tasmania
- Wilderness Society of Tasmania
- Tasmanian Hospitality Association
- Destination Southern Tasmania
- Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania
- Hobart Chamber of Commerce
- Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
- Tasmanian Motorcycle Council
- Housing Industry Association
- University of Tasmania School of Entrepreneurship
- Various Cycling/Mountain Bike Retailers
- Under Down Under Tours (Mt Wellington Descent operator)
- Experience Tasmania
- Apple Isle Wine Tours
- Ten Days on the Island
- Female Factory (managed by Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority)
- Sorell Business Council
- Switch Tasmania
- Tasmanian Leaders Program
- 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]
- Department of Primary Industry, Parks, Water & Environment / DPIPWE
- TasWater [formerly Southern Water]
- TasNetworks [formerly Transend]
- Invest Tas
- Tasmanian Heritage Council
- Tasmanian Planning Commission
- [former] Office of Sustainable Transport, Nick McKim
* Let it be known that whilst we engage with all relevant stakeholders, such engagement does not imply support.
Would you like your local group to hear from us? Organise a presentation today!