Ruth Langford, Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre State Secretary
A cable car up kunanyi/Mount Wellington would permanently damage an ancient landscape and Aboriginal heritage site. Members of the local Aboriginal community are understandably strongly opposed to the proposed cable car project, since kunanyi is an important cultural heritage site. We believe that ignoring these important values is extremely culturally insensitive.
The Wellington Park Management Plan states that “the Aboriginal community will be consulted on any undertaking or development which will impinge upon Aboriginal sites and other heritage values.” We are not aware of the project proponents having undertaken any consultation with the Aboriginal community regarding the project.