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Municipality of Kiama (New South Wales, Australia)

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According to the English Wikipedia, the Municipality of Kiama is a local government area in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, . It is south of Shellharbour and Wollongong, and includes the localities Kiama, Bombo, Gerringong, Gerroa, Minnamurra and Jamberoo. The municipality absorbed the Gerringong Municipal District in 1954.
Valentin Poposki, 6 December 2008

Municipal flag

Quoting from Municipal flag document (PDF) on the council website:

Kiama Council, as a Centenary of Federation Project in 2001, initiated a competition to design a Municipal flag. The competition was well supported with 21 entries submitted. A broadly representative community committee was established to judge the entries and select a winning design. The committee's deliberations resulted in the final consideration of two entries of similar design. Following consultation with the entrants, elements of the two designs were combined and the Beasley family of Jamberoo and Mr John Cornwell of Kiama were declared equal winners of the competition and recognised as the joint designers of the Municipal flag. Fifty flags, of which 25 were numbered as limited edition collectors' items, were initially manufactured. Flag number one was retained by Council and hangs in the Council Chambers. Flags two and three were presented to the Beasley family and Mr John Cornwell respectively. The Municipal flag was first raised at a special flag-raising ceremony, presided over by the Mayor, Councillor Sandra McCarthy, on the 10th December, 2001.

The Municipal flag symbolises many elements of Kiama.
The blue jointly represents the sky and sea.
The Southern Cross, which is so clearly visible in our sky, provides a link to Australia's National Flag.
The white and yellow represent the breaking waves upon the yellow sand of our beaches.
The black jointly represents our Aboriginal heritage and the rugged basalt cliffs, which are so prominent along our coastline.
The green represents the rolling pastures rising from our coastline and valleys to the surrounding hillsides and culminating at Saddleback Mountain.

Valentin Poposki, 6 December 2008