Hobart cable car application lodged

A cable car travelling up Hobart's Mount Wellington has moved a step closer, with developers lodging a formal application with council.

The Mount Wellington Cable Car Company (MWCC) lodged the 804-page document with the Hobart City Council on Wednesday.

"We are confident (the application) meets all the criteria for an environmentally and economically sustainable cable car," MWCC chair Chris Oldfield said in a statement.

The planned cable car to the 1271-metre pinnacle of kunanyi, the indigenous name of the mountain which overlooks Hobart, has split opinion.

Critics argue the community hasn't been properly consulted over the plan, and the cable car will be an eyesore that will flood the peak with tourists.

Thousands including former Greens leader Bob Brown protested against the cable car at the foot of the mountain in May last year.

The state government is supportive of the $50 million proposal, which the council could vote on as early as August.