Posted: 15 April, 2013
by 2Day News Team
Rainbow Crossings A Global Hit
Rainbow crossings pop up as part of a protest against the NSW government
Ashfield Council has confirmed its council officers have hosed away chalk rainbow crossings at Summer Hill.
The crossings are popping up as part of a protest against the state government removing the crossing on Oxford Street last week.
Below is the full statement the council have issued.
Ashfield Council received reports this morning of unauthorised markings on the roadway and across a public footpath at Summer Hill.
Council was concerned that the markings on the road presented a risk by distracting drivers and removed the marking. No permission is ever granted for non-traffic related markings being placed on roadways.
Council also removed chalk markings from a public footpath as it presented a potential slip hazard safety risk to pedestrians, particularly for elderly and disabled residents in the community.
Ashfield Council has a Street Entertainment Policy that includes pavement visual art.
For $5.00 pavement and visual artists can apply for a three month permit. The policy ensure that public safety and amenity is taken into account while supporting the rights of individuals to express themselves across a range of artforms.
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