The new slogan for iconic Rainbow stairs
THE year-long fight over Rainbow Beach's popular coloured stairs is finally over - or at least Gympie Regional Council hopes so.
Following a public survey on whether residents preferred the words "how good is living" or just multi-coloured steps, residents chose something else entirely.
The stairs will now be adorned by the text "Rainbow Beach Queensland", which beat out the "how good …" slogan by a slim margin.
Keeping the stairs wordless (the original design) ran a distant third.
The words were graffitied on the stairs, and they became a popular photo spot for visitors.
Councillor Mark McDonald hoped the people's say would end a dispute well past its use-by date.
"What is significant is the amount of the community that didn't speak (in the survey)," he said.
"They're over it."
* Leave the staircase unpainted - 4.6 per cent
* Rainbow painting on stairs, no words - 16.9 per cent
* Rainbow paint with "how good is living" - 32.8 per cent
* Rainbow paint with "Rainbow Beach Queensland" - 35.5 per cent