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Sky divers hit buildings says council report

CLARENCE Valley Council (CVC) intends to stop skydivers using the South Grafton Aerodrome.

A Council report noted that sky divers have had several near misses in recent times.

"There have been reports of skydivers actually colliding with the club house and of skydivers landing perilously close to rotating aeroplane propellers," read the report.

The company responsible for the skydiving tours said they were not aware that there had been a problem with their operations at the South Grafton aerodrome.

CVC Deputy General Manager Rob Donges justified Council's position by saying the risks involved with this activity called for immediate actions.

"If we (CVC) become aware that a risk exists we have an obligation to resolve the issue immediately," he said.

Mayor Richie Williamson also said these were very serious allegations that highlighted a risk to council and required a swift response that would be further considered next Tuesday.

Topics:  clarence valley council, skydiving




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