Via The Australian:
The Coalition’s candidate for the Tasmanian seat of Braddon claims a $60 million cable car project on Cradle Mountain will do for the north of the state what gambling magnate David Walsh’s MONA art museum has done for tourism in Tasmania’s south.
Visiting Cradle Mountain to make the announcement alongside Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Premier Will Hodgmann, Brett Whiteley, who lost the seat to Labor’s Justine Keay at the 2016 election, said the project was a “game-changer”.
…“When I had the privilege of being your tourism minister, Prime Minister, and talking to the international players in tourism, their argument to me is that experience is the new star rating,” Senator Colbeck said.
“It is not about marble in bathrooms. It is about the experience that people can get, and that’s what Tasmania has in spades, so this investment really contributes to the improvement in the experience.
…“Lonely Planet has listed Cradle Mountain as No 32 in the world of places to visit. It is an iconic place in Tasmania. It is great to be part of this in securing the funding.”
“No, this is a cableway to get people up here, to deliver 60,000 more visitors and many more jobs in Tasmania,” the Prime Minister said.
Has it occurred to anybody that Cradle Mountain is No 32 because it has no cable car on it?
I predict open war.