Summer Hill rainbow crossing to get permanent paint job
Thanks to generous donations of paint and labour from PPG Taubmans and Higgins Coatings, the Summer Hill rainbow crossing will get a permanent coating of rainbow colours later this month.
Ashfield Council voted last night to accept the offer of free paint and labour, meaning the rainbow crossing will soon have a permanent place in the heart of Summer Hill.
The pavers that span Lackey Street Plaza have had a rainbow crossing continually chalked since the start of the DIY Rainbow movement.
In May Ashfield Council voted to retain a permanent rainbow crossing in the Plaza, making it the first permanent rainbow in a Sydney suburb.
The decision was applauded by the local families who had been tirelessly working to maintain the crossing rechalking and keeping it free from debris.
Then came the struggle to find a paint that could be applied to graffiti proof pavers... Fortunately PPG Taubmans came to the rescue with their offer of free paint and labour.
“Who knew it would be so hard to paint graffiti proof paint,” commented the Summer Hill Rainbow Crossing Facebook page, before proclaiming a resounding “Woohoo!” and asking supporters to watch this space as painting would start very soon.