The Vote is IN!

The Rainbow Beach stairs as they are today with some helpful ‘extras’ who were happy to be in the photo - Photo Courtesy of Garry Hewitt

The Rainbow Beach stairs as they are today with some helpful ‘extras’ who were happy to be in the photo – Photo Courtesy of Garry Hewitt

At the Gympie Regional Council Ordinary Meeting on October 23, the votes for the Rainbow Beach Stairs will be presented.

The votes were counted and recorded on October 8 and based on the votes by residents a winner has been announced.

The results are listed below, with the overall winner being Option D, the Rainbow Staircase with the words “Rainbow Beach Queensland”.

Option A had a total of 19 votes (4.66%),
Option B had a total of 69 votes (16.91%),
Option C had a total of 134 (32.84%) and
Option D with a total of 145 votes (35.53%)

The 4 options were:
– Option A – leave the staircase in its original, natural appearance.
– Option B – rainbow painting on staircase with no artwork/words.
– Option C – rainbow staircase with the words “HOW GOOD IS LIVING”
– Option D – rainbow staircase with the words “RAINBOW BEACH QUEENSLAND”

Council has made a commitment to maintain the stairs in rainbow colours for a period of three years in an effort to promote Rainbow Beach, painting the stairs prior to each school holiday period at approximately $250 per period.

Read the full story of The Stairs in the November issue of the Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News.