The Adelaide CBD will soon feature a prominent rainbow pathway following council approval of the 'Rainbow Walk' project.
The Adelaide City Council endorsed the permanent display, which will include a timeline to highlight significant South Australian milestones, people and events in the state’s history.
“Adelaide has a long history of legal, social and cultural innovation and reform, leading the way in celebrating diversity within the community,” Adelaide Lord Mayor Martin Haese said in a statement about the decision.
“In 1975, South Australia made history by becoming the first state in Australia to decriminalise homosexuality under Premier Don Dunstan. Last year we celebrated the 40th anniversary of gay law reform, and we’re proud to celebrate our local LGBTIQ community which, collectively, makes a major contribution to the vibrancy of our city.”
“Using the rainbow colours in a public space… along with flying the rainbow flag from the Town Hall during the Feast Festival, are just two of the ways we can demonstrate our support for and commitment to diversity,” Haese said.
The project, expected to cost $86,000, will receive a final name once completed in time for the city’s LGBTIQ ‘Feast Festival’ and Pride March in October.