Darwin Pride Festival’s Rainbow Crossing To Be Made Permanent


Darwin Council has voted to make the city’s first rainbow crossing a permanent fixture.

Alderman for Chan Ward Dr Emma Young said on her Facebook page the Council had voted to pass the motion on Tuesday night.

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“City of Darwin recently supported the Darwin Pride Festival and its important role in promoting Darwin’s cultural diversity by installing rainbow markings,” the motion read.

“Having this in our CBD is good for Darwin residents and tourists alike and it will activate the city in a positive manner to celebrate the diversity which makes up the City of Darwin and the Northern Territory.”

A review of the rainbow crossing will take place within the next 12 months, the motion read.

This year’s Darwin Pride Festival is underway this month, running until September 30.

Last weekend, hundreds of LGBTI community members and supporters marched through the Darwin CBD for the city’s first pride march in 10 years.

(Top photo by Jason Good Photography)