Sydney’s big beach rainbow is officially being made permanent! #PinkInOurLives

The 47 metre curved walkway was installed at the steps of Coogee’s lower promenade ahead of Mardi Gras season in February this year.

Since then, the walkway has become a Instagram-ready landmark for beachgoers and has been listed on Google Maps.

Randwick Mayor Danny Said supported making the rainbow permanent. The council voted unanimously in favour.

He said the installation celebrates the council’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The walkway also provided “a bit of joy” during the pandemic, “It was only built to be temporary. But it’s actually built to last and I think it’d be a waste of time and money to remove it,” he said.

The arched rainbow is made of specialist floor paint made to withstand the sun, sand, salt of the beachside environment.

Coogee Chamber of Commerce vice president Jo O’Brien rejected suggestions the rainbow was “pushing an agenda”.

“Little things like this [in] our community will make our young people and adults all feel included,” she said. “Being a visual rather than a conservation and announcement is important. “It’s a great thing for businesses to hop on board with. It’s a great addition to our suburb.”

Other Sydney rainbow installations include a 90 metre footpath at Prince Alfred Park in Surry Hills earlier this year.

In 2019, the City of Sydney officially unveiled the curved rainbow pedestrian crossing at Taylor Square in Darlinghurst.

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