The Greens have welcomed news revealed in Senate Estimates that the Commonwealth has withdrawn federal funding for the Cradle Valley Cableway.
“Tasmania’s wilderness is far too precious to be despoiled for profit, and surely now this horrendous project can be consigned to the dustbin where it belongs,” Greens Senator for Tasmania Nick McKim said.
“This is a terrific result for Tasmania’s precious wilderness, and a relief for the countless Tasmanians who want our National Parks properly looked after.”
“The project never stacked up, and never had a social license.”
“It was simply a pipe-dream of the develop-at-all-costs brigade, and a lazy attempt at pork barrelling. Its cheerleaders should be ashamed of themselves.”
“For the Liberals to be prioritising funding for a $190 million cable car and a billion-dollar stadium during a housing crisis shows how grossly out of touch they are.”
The response to the Greens’ question on notice can be found here.