THE Mornington peninsula Shire Council and the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action have agreed to allow paragliders to launch once again from Mount Martha.
The sport was banned from the cliff areas of Mount Martha several years ago after concerns about safety.
But the council, as the appointed land manager, has now decided that paragliding is an allowed activity on the Crown land reserve they manage near Craigie Road.
As a result, DEECA has approved a one-year licence for paragliding at Mount Martha Foreshore Reserve.
Paraglider and instructor Airie Merlin, from Melbourne Paragliding, says enthusiasts are pleased that the sport will again be allowed at Mouth Martha, with the launch site near Craigie Road presenting a rare west-facing launch.
Paragliding is regulated by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.