A contentious cable car project for Hobart's lofty Mt Wellington will now include a outdoor cinema atop the peak.
Plans to string a cable to the 1271-metre pinnacle moved a step closer after developers lodged an 804-page application with local council.
The new addition is an outdoor cinema, slated to be built alongside a cafe, restaurant and bar at the summit of kunanyi, its indigenous name.
Developers say the application for the $54 million project, revealed on Thursday, addresses environmental and visual impact concerns.
The 2.6km cableway will deliver more than 160,000 extra visitors to the mountain's top per year and take 182,000 cars off the road, according to figures from the Mount Wellington Cableway Company (MWCC).
"From an environmental point of view and a safety point of view, what we're offering with the cable car is better way to enjoy the natural beauty of the mountain," MWCC chair Chris Oldfield said.
"I think we've answered almost every question that can be asked of us."
But not everyone is on board.
Thousands including former Greens leader Bob Brown protested against the cable car at the foot of the mountain a year ago.
Critics, such as a local group campaigning under the moniker Residents Opposed to the Cable Car, argue the project is obtrusive and would change the character of the mountain.
"When you're looking from the mountain back down to the city you'll see this commercial development right there in front of you," spokesperson Ted Cutlan said.
Mr Cutlan is also worried about the impact on threatened species like Tasmanian devils and masked owls.
He flagged "massive" further protests against the project.
Council has 45 days to consider the MWCC proposal, but can take longer if required.
Mr Oldfield conceded it was impossible to alleviate everyone's concerns.
"If people have some philosophical objections ... then that becomes hard. I don't think it's our place or our right to convince them otherwise," he said.
The state Liberal government supports the cable car.
"Whilst not everyone agrees with it there are many Tasmanians who support a cable car," Premier Will Hodgman told parliament.
"We've said from day one, it needs to obtain all the necessary approvals. It's got to stand on its own feet.
"It should be assessed through the proper process and the appropriate planning authority - the Hobart City Council."
The MWCC says the cable car will create 200 jobs during construction and 64 full-time-equivalent ongoing positions.
The current road to the summit will stay open if the cable car is built.
Australian Associated Press