Bondi and Tamarama Beach Volleyball

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Background

Beach volleyball is allowed at Tamarama and Bondi beaches; these arrangements are formalised through the respective plans of management (Bronte beach is not suitable for beach volleyball due to the depth of the beach. These games are informal, players bring their own equipment and must adhere to Councils rules of engagement.

Concerns have been raised to Council on this practice, and in order to fully understand the issues, we are getting feedback to understand wider community views.

Rules of engagement

  • When there is potential for conflict with other beach users, the number of volleyball courts will be limited at the discretion of Council staff
  • No commercial activity/provider
  • No organised competition
  • No bookings taken
  • No vehicles may enter the park to unload or load equipment
  • Temporary nets only ie. no permanent fixtures
  • Soft volleyballs must be used
  • Must not conflict with other beach users
  • Volleyball courts must be set up at the back of the beach as shown in each of the diagrams. No more than four nets set up at Tamarama and three nets set up at Bondi Beach
  • Volleyball courts must not block any access points to the beach

Tamarama beach

Bondi beach


Have your say

We want to hear your thoughts on the rules of engagement and how beach volleyball operates at Bondi and Tamarama beaches, and whether it's sufficient or needs to change. This consultation period will run until 17 May 2021.

You can have your say by:

Please note that all submissions will form part of Council’s public record and as such may be made publicly available. Your name and contact details will be kept confidential.

Next Steps

All of the feedback received will be summarised and considered by Council, if necessary there may be further investigation or the rules of engagement for playing beach volleyball may be reviewed.

Any questions?

Contact our Open Space and Recreation Planning team at openspaceplanning@waverley.nsw.gov.au


Background

Beach volleyball is allowed at Tamarama and Bondi beaches; these arrangements are formalised through the respective plans of management (Bronte beach is not suitable for beach volleyball due to the depth of the beach. These games are informal, players bring their own equipment and must adhere to Councils rules of engagement.

Concerns have been raised to Council on this practice, and in order to fully understand the issues, we are getting feedback to understand wider community views.

Rules of engagement

  • When there is potential for conflict with other beach users, the number of volleyball courts will be limited at the discretion of Council staff
  • No commercial activity/provider
  • No organised competition
  • No bookings taken
  • No vehicles may enter the park to unload or load equipment
  • Temporary nets only ie. no permanent fixtures
  • Soft volleyballs must be used
  • Must not conflict with other beach users
  • Volleyball courts must be set up at the back of the beach as shown in each of the diagrams. No more than four nets set up at Tamarama and three nets set up at Bondi Beach
  • Volleyball courts must not block any access points to the beach

Tamarama beach

Bondi beach


Have your say

We want to hear your thoughts on the rules of engagement and how beach volleyball operates at Bondi and Tamarama beaches, and whether it's sufficient or needs to change. This consultation period will run until 17 May 2021.

You can have your say by:

Please note that all submissions will form part of Council’s public record and as such may be made publicly available. Your name and contact details will be kept confidential.

Next Steps

All of the feedback received will be summarised and considered by Council, if necessary there may be further investigation or the rules of engagement for playing beach volleyball may be reviewed.

Any questions?

Contact our Open Space and Recreation Planning team at openspaceplanning@waverley.nsw.gov.au