It may be a while yet before we see the effects of the marriage equality postal survey in legislation, but there's been no stuffing around when it comes to Braddon's rainbow roundabout.
Rings of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple were added to the roundabout, at the intersection of Lonsdale and Elouera Streets in Braddon, on Wednesday as a piece of permanent public art.
The rainbow roundabout was promised by Chief Minister Andrew Barr to celebrate Canberra's resounding "yes" vote in the marriage equality postal survey. The ACT had the highest yes vote in the nation, at about 74 per cent.
Dozens of volunteers from the LGBTIQ community had the honours of painting the rainbow rings over three shifts.
Anne-Marie Delahunt, chair of the LGBTIQ ministerial advisory council, said there was a mix of volunteers from youth groups, the Canberra Qwire, and members of marriage equality groups, and political parties.
"The rainbow flag and the rainbow colours are really an affirmation of the LGBTIQ community and so people are really happy to be here," she said.
"And I'm really happy to see really young queer people really feeling proud and doing their bit."
When it was announced, the rainbow roundabout was described as both "the most Canberra thing ever" and a waste of taxpayer money.
City Renewal Authority chief Malcolm Snow said the project cost about $7000, and called it, "a great public investment".
"It's totally consistent with what the ACT government is doing on many different policy fronts," he said.
"A statement in a precinct like this about what's important to our community about equality, inclusiveness - it's so important to the fabric of our city. And so this is about strengthening the things that are going to be so important to the ongoing revitalisation of our city."
YWCA Canberra's Ciara Duggan, who helped paint the rainbow, said the organisation had an overwhelming response for volunteers and almost had to turn some people away.
"We've brought our sexuality and gender diverse young people from our [youth group] A-Z group - I think it's a great opportunity to celebrate what happened last Tuesday with the 'yes' vote, and just really include the young people in having a celebration as well," she said.
The rainbow roundabout is one of two murals in Canberra marking the "yes" vote. A mural with six coloured ribbons spelling out the words "love is love" before joining to form a rainbow flag was painted last Thursday in Garema Place.