Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge to permanently fly Aboriginal flag

Melbourne’s most famous bridge to permanently fly the Aboriginal flag – and it will REPLACE the Victorian state flag for now

The Aboriginal flag will become a permanent fixture on Melbourne‘s West Gate Bridge, the Victorian government has announced.

The flag is currently atop of the iconic landmark to commemorate NAIDOC Week and will permanently remain there when the week-long celebration ends on Sunday.

Victoria become the second state to permanently fly the Aboriginal flag on a bridge following the recent decision by NSW to install one on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The Victorian government says the move is to acknowledge its importance as a symbol of unity, identity, and resilience for First Peoples statewide.

‘The West Gate Bridge is one of our most visible landmarks. Now, the thousands of motorists who use the bridge every day can view the Aboriginal flag flying proudly above our city, minister Ben Carroll said.

The Victorian government is examining ways to fly the Torres Strait Islander and Victorian state flags alongside the Aboriginal and Australian flags.

More to come 

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