House debates

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Statements by Members

Inder, Mr Brian

1:30 pm

Photo of Brian MitchellBrian Mitchell (Lyons, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to a larger-than-life Tasmanian who unfortunately died on 21 August, Brian Inder. Brian was born on 12 December 1930 in Manly, New South Wales, but he became a legend of north-west Tasmania. He was a champion of Tasmania's tourism industry. He was best known for establishing Tasmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot, which is a miniature village full of quite wonderful little houses and buildings. He was also the driving force behind Mural Fest in the town of Sheffield; he was the brains behind the Edge of the World at Arthur River; and he was a champion of the Mount Roland cableway right up to the day of his death. The cableway is an exciting possibility for the Kentish region. Although there's a lot of work to be done to ensure that this project meets community expectations, I cannot help but think that bringing the spectacular vista of Mount Roland to so many would be a wonderful legacy for Brian Inder.

Brian was a very well-deserved 2005 Tasmanian Tourism Champion. I had the pleasure of sitting down with him last year to talk about his plans for the cableway. He was always thinking outside the box, and he had a sense of fun and irreverence all the way through. It was a great send-off in Sheffield the other week, and he will be much missed. Vale, Brian Inder.