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Lismore City Council is calling on residents to vote for their preferred location for a rainbow crossing in the Lismore CBD.

Council resolved on 8 November 2016 to investigate the feasibility of creating a rainbow pedestrian crossing or rainbow structure/image in the Lismore CBD as a tourist attraction and tribute to cultural diversity and the Rainbow Region.

Following investigation into possible locations and costs, Council now has three options and would like to get community feedback on the best way forward.

‘We want to know what our community would prefer to see in our CBD,’ Council’s Assets Manager Scott Turner said.

‘Results of the community consultation will be presented to Council to help them make a decision about an ultimate location.’

The three options are:

  • Magellan Street shared pedestrian zone. Cost: approximately $7500 annually.
  • Lismore Regional Gallery entrance path. Cost: approximately $18,500 annually.
  • Carrington Street shared pedestrian zone. Cost: approximately $7500 annually.

Council has a new online community consultation hub called Your Say Lismore where residents can see an artist’s mock-up of each option and cast their vote.

Residents have until 15 January to rank options in order of preference.

To provide feedback, visit here.


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