MOUNT-ING CONCERN BLOWS OUR WAY
READER Ben Jones raises a real concern about the viability and profitability of the cable car (“An ill wind blows no good”, Sunday
Tasmanian, September 24). Mr Jones highlights the number of high wind days when the cable car will be unsafe and the conditions on the mountain top will be treacherous.
If you add to the high wind days those days when the mountain is in cloud and/or being lashed by rain, the number of days on which people might actually have a pleasant ride up and down the mountain to enjoy the sights is significantly reduced.
Has Mount Wellington Cable Car (MWCC) done the worstcase calculations to balance its optimism about the viability of the proposal?
Have the proponents of the cable car, including the State Government, asked for these calculations?
Will MWCC offer refunds if the promised views fail to materialise?
Philip Tyrell South Hobart