Rainbow pedestrian crossings will soon become a thing in Wollongong, as will an array of other artistic crossings representing the city's diverse cultures and groups.
Councillor Tania Brown put forward a motion at Monday night's meeting to install a permanent rainbow crossing near Wollongong foreshore or the central business district.
She said it would be a powerful symbol of Wollongong's status as an inclusive community for people who identify as LGBTQI.
Councillor Vicky King moved to amend the motion to include all groups represented in the Illawarra like first nations people and refugees, which was given unanimous support.
"I think it's great to put in some facilities that support a group, but I think you can't be exclusive when you do that," Cr King told the Mercury.
"So I moved that amendment to include all communities - everything - religion, community, it doesn't matter."
The amendment also requested of a report be prepared to address the legal and financial implications of such a project.
Many Councillors spoke in support at the meeting, some saying they'd received objections to the rainbow crossings, but none they agreed with or supported.
Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery also quoted parts of the bible and asked the community to forgive church-goers who had previously caused grief and sadness in the debate surrounding gay rights.
Cr King said she would hope all CBD crossings would be able to be converted.
Rainbow crosswalks or roundabouts have began appearing in Australia since 2013, installed by local councils such as George's River and Ashfield.
The most notable being the City of Sydney's permanent rainbow crossing in Taylor Square, on the corner of Bourke and Campbell streets, unveiled earlier this year.