It's also clear that the organizer wants to establish Gundam to be close to Mount Fuji's status, if not the same, to represent the country of Japan.
Image is from this previous posting.
The new location of the statue is at a public-owned land in front of JR Higashi-Shizuoka Station, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan (JP東静岡駅前の市有地 - 同市葵区長沼).
Map showing the proposed location of the statue (from Shizuoka City's official site)
More information will be disclosed in March.
Information is from Shizuoka City's official site and 47news (Japan)