Carlton & United Breweries have announced this afternoon that no proposed cable car will be built on their land.
CUB say they will not sell or lease any Cascade land to the Mount Wellington Cableway Company (MWCC) for its proposed cable car on kunanyi / Mount Wellington.
CUB says their decision follows discussions with the MWCC and extensive consultations over the past year, including with local residents and various community groups.
in the wake of huge opposition and other factors CUB says it is not satisfied that the MWCC had been successful in winning broad support from the community for its proposed cable car.
In the company statement they say "the proposal to build a cable car on Mount Wellington is a pivotal decision that will clearly change the mountain and therefore Hobart. We are not satisfied that we, as a company, should be making such a momentous decision on behalf of Tasmanians."
Cascade has operated from the foothills of Mount Wellington for almost two centuries and CUB say they "have been privileged to share a special relationship with Mount Wellington, Hobart and the local community that have supported us."
They went on to say "As a company we have a special responsibility and commitment to both the community and the Mountain."
Cascade has operated since 1824 and CUB say they feel they've been successful "because we’ve been a great brewer who has earned the strong and loyal support of Tasmanians."..."We want to concentrate on doing what we do best – brewing and creating jobs and opportunities for the people of Tasmania."