Adelaide’s CBD will soon feature a permanent rainbow footpath after the city’s “Rainbow Walk” project got official approval.

The Adelaide City Council this week endorsed the fixture for the city’s Light Square, incorporating rainbow-coloured bands and 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 (pictured, inset) said.

“We’re proud to celebrate our local LGBTIQ community which, collectively, makes a major contribution to the vibrancy of our city.”

Artists Conception of the Adelaide Rainbow Walk

“Using the rainbow colours in a public space such as Light Square 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,” Mr Haese said.

Adelaide Rainbow Walk Birds Eye View

The project is expected to cost $86,000 and will be given a final name after consultation with the community.

The council expects it to be ready for Adelaide’s annual LGBTI Feast Festival and Pride March in October this year.

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