HANG glider and paragilder pilots are clear for safe landings without Cottesloe council’s latest addition to public sculpture risking their flights at a south Cottesloe flying park.
After a recent meeting with Hang Gliding Association of WA members, Cottesloe chief executive Carl Askew said the 7m-high sculpture Wuyi would be moved about 10m south of the landing site near the Marine Parade-Curtin Avenue intersection.
Gliders have used the park since 1974 but the 150-member association was not consulted about the sculpture, despite a written agreement with the council to use the area since 2004.
“It was my mistake in not contacting them sooner to discuss this and there is no intention to review or alter the current council (agreement) or its conditions at this stage,” Mr Askew said.
Association chairman Peter South said the council had acted quickly to solve the potential safety hazard but at least one pilot found Wuyi a distraction.