The conclusion: it's too costly to add an extra flagpole.
I was stunned by the final hurdle in respectfully recognising the land the bridge is built on came down to cost. The solution, I will pay for it myself. I need your help to make this happen.
There are estimates for the cost of a flagpole upwards of $300,000. This is so achievable with your help. I invite you to be a part of history by donating to raise the flag permanently. It will send a clear and powerful message to NSW leaders that Australians won't settle for anything less.
Most people are stunned when I tell them that the Aboriginal flag is only raised 19 days each year on our iconic bridge. To see it fly permanently alongside the Australian and New South Wales flags will recognise and celebrate our indigenous heritage each and every day.
I appreciate that this is not going to be an overnight change. But please rest assured that all donations to this GoFundMe page will be withdrawn by me and then released into a Trust account and held until the construction is approved and will be used directly for the flagpole.
I will be pushing hard to overcome this final hurdle to fly the flag permanently. In the case that this does not go ahead, I will nominate indigenous causes on the frontline of fighting for equality to receive the funds. If you'd prefer to get a refund, GoFundMe will honour and return your donation. All donations will be withdrawn by me and then they will be held safely in the Trust until I establish an appropriate allocation.
Any donation, small or large, will go a long way in making this happen. Let’s share this far and wide to get the Aboriginal flag permanently flying on Sydney Harbour Bridge.
I hope to meet and see every donor down at the bridge on the day of launch, when we can proudly say that we did this together.
Follow my journey here: www.change.org/bridgeflag
Let's fly our flag!
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