Councillors for the city of Sydney have unanimously voted to rename a section of Prince Alfred Park in Surry Hills in honour of the successful marriage equality postal vote in 2013. While the park itself will retain its name, a section will be renamed ‘Equality Green’.
Prince Alfred Park was where tens of thousands of supporters gathered and waited with bated breath to see whether the country had voted in favour of marriage equality. (In case you forgot: we did.)
The proposal originally came from from co-chair of Australian Marriage Equality and Sydney state independent MP Alex Greenwich late last year.
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Lord Mayor Clover Moore strongly backed the proposal. “I am proud we will honour that moment in history, as well as the years of tough campaigning from the LGBTIQ community, in our beautiful Prince Alfred Park,” she said.
The proposal is now with the Geographical Names Board for final approval.Image: Getty Images