Banner policy move follows Australia Day request
Central Coast Council will develop a "banner policy" after complaints that Australian flag banners were not displayed in West St, Umina, on Australia Day, according to Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks
"I have been in touch with Central Coast Council Administrator Mr Rik Hart as to why Australian flag banners were not being displayed along the main street in Umina Beach this Australia Day, as per the request from the Peninsula Business Chamber.
"The Administrator has confirmed that the Australian flag will be displayed at all official ceremonies.
"He has also indicated to me that, moving forward, Central Coast Council will develop a banner policy.
"I would urge Council to incorporate the official use of the Australian flag and the Aboriginal Flag on occasions such as Australia Day.
"Flying the Australian flag celebrates our rich national history and gives us all the opportunity to take a moment to reflect on what it represents.
"I believe the Australian flag should be flown across our region, on our national days such as Australia Day and Anzac Day.
"I also want to acknowledge the important announcement that, from today, Australians can freely display and use the Aboriginal Flag to celebrate indigenous culture, following the Government securing copyright of the flag.
"These flags belong to everyone and deserve to be flown with pride."
Social media, 25 Jan 2022
Lucy Wicks, Member for Robertson