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Cable Car over Mt Wellington's Organ Pipes 14-Jul-2014 At 2:48:27 PM spicelab
On 13/07/2014 Doug wrote:
>That's what we keep saying but that doesn't seem to deter the proponents
>or those supporters who don't actually spend much time on the mountain.

Developers/proponents will always talk a big game right up until the moment a project falls flat. It's just how they roll. Like how climbers wax optimistic driving to the crag before getting humiliated on a route.

>I certainly hope you are right about this, but there are dark forces massing
>behind this proposal which would have no qualms about trampling the environment
>in the name of "development". The best hope there is in terms of stopping
>it is to put forth as many cases against is as possible - during the actual
>period that submissions will be accepted.

One thing the Gunns debacle made clear is that obtaining planning approval (via novel, bastardised means) is one thing, but if the project is a dog, no would-be proponent or investor will pony up when it comes to the crunch. Although I agree that Tassie's history in bending over to accommodate almost any form of development means it's within the realms of possibility that the government would attempt to screw taxpayers and the State by bankrolling future losses.

I'll definitely be putting in a submission, along with all of my relatives in Tas.

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