Brunswick Lions to fly Aussie flag

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter

A 10.5m tall flagpole to fly the Australian flag will soon be installed opposite the Brunswick Tavern following a decision by Harvey Shire Council on Tuesday.

The Brunswick Lions Club first wrote to the council in October last year requesting information on the requirements or policies to install a flagpole at the Lions Park opposite the tavern.

“We noticed that the Brunswick community doesn’t have a major flagpole in town and thought we should do something about it,” club president Andy Dalton said.

“Having come from New Zealand I am quite patriotic, and I saw this as a great opportunity to install something in the town that symbolises a multitude of different things.”

On Tuesday night, the council approved the request from the club, subject to several conditions.

The club has to meet the cost of purchase and installation of the flagpole, the location is to be submitted, the flagpole is to conform to the manufacturer’s specification and protocols for flying the flag are to be observed at all times.

“This project hasn’t come easy,” club member Mark Talbot said.

“It’s something we are very passionate about and are proud to see it work out in time for our 50th year celebration.

“We have members that have been around since the beginning and for them to be a part of this, it makes it that much more significant.”

The Australian flag is being donated by Forrest MHR Nola Marino and will be installed within the coming weeks.

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