THE Town of Victoria Park will fly the rainbow flag in the lead-up to the same sex marriage postal survey.
The council made the decision last night after the motion was put forward by councillor Jennifer Ammons-Noble.
It proved to be a contentious issue with some councillors concerned it was a political stunt and not the role of council to get involved in the issue.
Other councillors argued that it was the role of the council to support its residents in a time when some people in the LGTBQI community were feeling unsafe.
The vote was tied with four councillors voting in favour and four against but Deputy Mayor Brian Oliver, in place of the absent Mayor Trevor Vaughan, had the deciding vote and the motion was carried.
The flag will be used in place of the Town of Victoria Park flag outside of the council’s administration building from today until one week after the survey results are published.
Earlier in the meeting, several members of the public spoke in favour of the motion and asked the councillors to support it.
The Town is the second Perth council to fly the flag in support of LGTBQI community members after City of Vincent made the same decision last month.