Sydney is about to get a new, permanent rainbow crossing on the corner of Bourke and Campbell streets in Surry Hills.
This morning, Sydney lord Mayor Clover Moore unveiled the new plans for the crossing at a press conference at Taylor Square, saying that it was a win for the local LGBTQI+ community.
"Our beautiful Oxford Street rainbow crossing became a global sensation in 2013 and it was devastating when it was removed with no warning in the middle of the night.
"The news that it will be reinstated is incredibly significant on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on 24 June and a powerful acknowledgement of the importance of our LGBTQI community and history."
The Lord Mayor thanked NSW Roads Minister Melinda Pavey and the RMS for their support and said that she "will be asking Council on Monday night to endorse us proceeding with the installation."
Construction for the new crossing will commence in October and it is expected to take three months.