Get ready for a 50-metre rainbow walkway, coming to the promenade at Coogee Beach.
This isn’t the first time we’ve covered the launch of a rainbow walkway in Sydney. In fact, you might remember we reported the proposed rainbow path coming to Surry Hills’ Prince Alfred Park back in November 2020. And while that path is still a while away, we’ve found another colourful installation coming to Sydney in just a few days.
The Randwick City Council is planning to unveil a giant rainbow path in the heart of the eastern suburbs this February. On February 15th and 16th, the Coogee Beach promenade will come alive with a 50-metre rainbow to be painted on the walkway.
As part of this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras celebrations, this installation is set to be a colourful display for support and solidarity. Randwick mayor Danny Said (along with the Randwick City Council) have been long supporters of the gay and lesbian community, known fo raising the rainbow flag at the Randwick Town Hall during February to celebrate Mardi Gras.
This latest move is hoped to cement Coogee Beach as the unofficial Mardi Gras beach of choice, acknowledging the city’s LGBTQI+ community.
This rainbow path at Coogee Beach is set to remain in place for many months, with removal set to take place once the installation shows significant signs of wear and tear. Plus, the local council will be hosting their rainbow flag-raising ceremony at Coogee Beach and the streets will be covered in Mardi Gras banners from February 19th to March 7th, 2021.
Find this giant rainbow walkway celebrating Mardi Gras at Coogee Beach from February 16th, 2021.