G20 Dignitaries to receive a colourful welcome

Media Release

14 November 2014

The Kings Avenue overpass in Canberra will be illuminated in colour to mark the official visits of G20 leaders.†

National Capital Authority Chief Executive, Malcolm Snow said the overpass will be coloured at night for the duration of the dignitariesí visits.

ëOver the next week, the National Capital will host international dignitaries from Britain, China, India and France. To welcome them to the capital, hundreds of LED lights on the balustrade rails of Kings Avenue overpass will be coloured to match the colours of the national flag of visiting heads of state,í he said.

A lighting display of blue, red and white will feature this evening to mark the visit of David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

The overpass will be coloured:

  • Red and yellow on Monday 17 November for Xi Jinping, the President of the People's Republic of China
  • Orange, white and green on Tuesday 18 November for Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
  • Blue, white and red on Wednesday 19 November for Francois Hollande, President of France

The Kings Avenue overpass was designed to act as a gateway statement to Canberra.

The LED lighting system was installed to mark official visits to the National Capital. The system is programmable and allow different illumination displays.