MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has paid $27,000 so the Australian flag can be flown at night.
Regulations and flag protocols require that the national flag must be illuminated if flown at night.
IN an unattributed news release the shire states that the “iconic flagpole in Dromana is now a glowing beacon”.
The stated that many Dromana residents and in particular WWII veteran Gerry Shepherd had been “instrumental in bringing this lighting project to life”.
“On flag-flying days such as Anzac Day, we’ve raised and lowered the flag manually. Now, the National, Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal flags are all flying permanently at the Dromana foreshore.”
Newly elected mayor Cr Steve Holland is quoted as saying the “the flagpole mast is now a welcoming beacon while flying our flags with pride”.
The news release also offered a group quote “attributable to Seawinds Ward councillors Antonella Celi, Debra Mar and Kerri McCafferty: “We wish to thank our team of dedicated volunteers who maintained the flag raising duties, through this funding we are now able to showcase our flags at Dromana pier day and night to bring about community pride and unity.”