Bondi Pavilion Further Community Consultation and Engagement

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November 2016 Update

On Tuesday 15 November, Council voted to proceed with Phase 1 of the renovations of the iconic Bondi Pavilion.

Phase 1 will focus on some critical needs of the building and adjacent works. This includes:

  • Building new and larger toilet facilities
  • Environmentally sustainable design measures including improved waste facilities
  • A new gallery/exhibition/museum space
  • Pottery, kiln and music studio facilities.
  • Landscaped courtyards and outdoor seating with space for the community to relax.

Phase 1 will also include roof replacement and external façade works for the whole building.

Council agreed to defer any decision on the rest of the project until after the next Council is elected, expected to be September 2017. This includes decisions about use of the upper level, the proposed new theatre and changes to existing music studios and the High Tide Room. Those future decisions will be informed by the community consultation reports that have already been produced and new reports that will include a Business Case, Fair Use Policy, Theatre Programming and Management and Cultural and Community impact assessment.

The KJA report on the recent Further Consultation and Engagement Period has informed and will continue to inform decisions on Bondi Pavilion. We have taken on board the views expressed by community members by making changes to the previous plan and ensuring Phase 1 addresses key community concerns by:

  • Building a new pottery studio with kiln
  • Retaining the existing theatre
  • Retaining the music studios
  • Retaining all the current community rooms and community facilities in the building, and adding new community space
  • Building an exhibition space or museum celebrating Bondi’s history.

The report consists of multiple parts and can be viewed in the document library on your right:

  • Engagement Report - Part 1 (summary and analysis including most recent consultation July 2016 – September 2016)
  • Engagement Report - Part 1 Appendices (meeting notes and other information)
  • Engagement Report - Part 2 (summary and analysis of previous consultation December 2015 – March 2016)
  • Engagement Report - Part 2 Appendices (submissions received December 2015 – March 2016)

We want to make sure we get this upgrade right, to ensure Bondi Pavilion is a vibrant community and cultural hub providing important facilities and programs to locals and visitors.

What happens next?

It is expected that a Development Application for Phase 1 works will be submitted in February 2017. Plans will then be subject to a statutory exhibition process and members of the public will have a further opportunity to provide comment. Construction of Phase 1 would be expected to take about 12 months, commencing late 2017 or the early months of 2018

Decisions about the first floor and other parts of the project will take place after the next Council elections, expected to occur in September 2017.

Thank you

We are so grateful to everyone who took the time to share their views with us, whether through surveys, small group discussions, workshops or community meetings. Your feedback has allowed us to amend our plan and will be important for decisions of the future Council.

November 2016 Update

On Tuesday 15 November, Council voted to proceed with Phase 1 of the renovations of the iconic Bondi Pavilion.

Phase 1 will focus on some critical needs of the building and adjacent works. This includes:

  • Building new and larger toilet facilities
  • Environmentally sustainable design measures including improved waste facilities
  • A new gallery/exhibition/museum space
  • Pottery, kiln and music studio facilities.
  • Landscaped courtyards and outdoor seating with space for the community to relax.

Phase 1 will also include roof replacement and external façade works for the whole building.

Council agreed to defer any decision on the rest of the project until after the next Council is elected, expected to be September 2017. This includes decisions about use of the upper level, the proposed new theatre and changes to existing music studios and the High Tide Room. Those future decisions will be informed by the community consultation reports that have already been produced and new reports that will include a Business Case, Fair Use Policy, Theatre Programming and Management and Cultural and Community impact assessment.

The KJA report on the recent Further Consultation and Engagement Period has informed and will continue to inform decisions on Bondi Pavilion. We have taken on board the views expressed by community members by making changes to the previous plan and ensuring Phase 1 addresses key community concerns by:

  • Building a new pottery studio with kiln
  • Retaining the existing theatre
  • Retaining the music studios
  • Retaining all the current community rooms and community facilities in the building, and adding new community space
  • Building an exhibition space or museum celebrating Bondi’s history.

The report consists of multiple parts and can be viewed in the document library on your right:

  • Engagement Report - Part 1 (summary and analysis including most recent consultation July 2016 – September 2016)
  • Engagement Report - Part 1 Appendices (meeting notes and other information)
  • Engagement Report - Part 2 (summary and analysis of previous consultation December 2015 – March 2016)
  • Engagement Report - Part 2 Appendices (submissions received December 2015 – March 2016)

We want to make sure we get this upgrade right, to ensure Bondi Pavilion is a vibrant community and cultural hub providing important facilities and programs to locals and visitors.

What happens next?

It is expected that a Development Application for Phase 1 works will be submitted in February 2017. Plans will then be subject to a statutory exhibition process and members of the public will have a further opportunity to provide comment. Construction of Phase 1 would be expected to take about 12 months, commencing late 2017 or the early months of 2018

Decisions about the first floor and other parts of the project will take place after the next Council elections, expected to occur in September 2017.

Thank you

We are so grateful to everyone who took the time to share their views with us, whether through surveys, small group discussions, workshops or community meetings. Your feedback has allowed us to amend our plan and will be important for decisions of the future Council.

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