Bondi Pavilion Restoration and Conservation Project

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Background

For over 90 years, Bondi Pavilion has been a central part of life for residents and visitors to Bondi Beach. From theatre to pottery, change rooms to ice rinks, ballrooms to music festival, the Pavilion has done it all. Now, our community and cultural centre is being restored for future generations to enjoy.

In June 2020, Buildcorp was announced as the head contractor to carry out the works, which are expected to take approximately 18 months. For up-to-date information on the construction works, please head to waverley.nsw.gov.au/bondipavilionproject

What next?

There are many aspects of this project that we are currently working through and that we want to ensure you're able to provide feedback on.

We are currently seeking your feedback on the following:

If you have any questions about the project, please click here to submit them, or email pavilionconsultation@waverley.nsw.gov.au

Background

For over 90 years, Bondi Pavilion has been a central part of life for residents and visitors to Bondi Beach. From theatre to pottery, change rooms to ice rinks, ballrooms to music festival, the Pavilion has done it all. Now, our community and cultural centre is being restored for future generations to enjoy.

In June 2020, Buildcorp was announced as the head contractor to carry out the works, which are expected to take approximately 18 months. For up-to-date information on the construction works, please head to waverley.nsw.gov.au/bondipavilionproject

What next?

There are many aspects of this project that we are currently working through and that we want to ensure you're able to provide feedback on.

We are currently seeking your feedback on the following:

If you have any questions about the project, please click here to submit them, or email pavilionconsultation@waverley.nsw.gov.au

  • Bondi Pavilion Indigenous Public Art Reference Group

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    03 Feb 2021
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    We are seeking to appoint a project-specific Indigenous Reference Group to lead the development of a new public artwork at Bondi Pavilion. Council seeks up to five community members who can provide expertise and guidance to the overall development of the artwork. Applicants must identify as Indigenous Australians with a connection to the La Perouse and Sydney Basin areas, and have demonstrable expertise in the visual arts, public art and/or curatorial, architecture, design or other arts related discipline.

    Successful appointees will be renumerated at the NAVA Industry Consultant rate for their time attending meetings and providing advice.


    The Bondi Pavilion Indigenous Public Art Reference Group aims to:

    • foster the development of a high-quality Indigenous public artwork in Bondi Pavilion that reflects the local Indigenous history, culture and dreaming to enhance public knowledge and understanding of local Indigenous culture
    • provide expert cultural guidance and assistance in the development of a public artwork reflecting of Waverley's Indigenous heritage and cultural identity
    • involve the community through informing, connecting and consulting
    • ensure cultural protocols and best practice for working with Indigenous artists

    Please click here to read the Terms of Reference.

    How to apply

    Alternatively, you can print out a hard copy of the form (download here) and:

    • mail to PO Box 9, Bondi Junction NSW 1355; or
    • hand it into Council’s Customer Service Centre, 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

    Submissions close 4 March 2021.

  • Bondi Story Room

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    24 Nov 2020
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    The Bondi Story Room is a collection of three spaces in Bondi Pavilion, that came out of previous consultation feedback and the Bondi Pavilion Stakeholder Committee. The vision for these spaces is that they would celebrate the rich history of Bondi culture in all its aspects, including:


    • Indigenous culture
    • current cultural events / attractions
    • surfing history / surfing culture
    • local culture across multiple nationalities
    • local history
    • information about the local environment


    Waverley Council and TZG architects are working with industry leaders in museum experience design, Grumpy Sailor to help develop and deliver a design for the Bondi Story Room.

    What will it look like?

    Taking this brief, Grumpy Sailor have conceived an interactive digital exhibition for the main space, to share and celebrate the many stories of our community.

    Located at the west entry of the restored Bondi Pavilion, the Bondi Story Room will reveal meaningful narratives, profile local identities, celebrate milestones and delve into Bondi life past and present. Bondi's broad and significant heritage will be featured through archival material, videos, photographs, sound and text.

    The Bondi Story Room is intended to evolve and change over time. The personalities and events profiled in the digital exhibition will continue to grow. All submissions will be reviewed and key figures identified for research and inclusion in the opening iteration of the Bondi Story Room. The stories will be featured through archival material, videos, photographs, sound and text. Over the following years, more figures will be identified, researched and included as a growing and visible archive.

    Have you say

    We want to make sure the Bondi Story Room incorporates the history, events and personalities you think are important.

    Missed our information session on Wednesday 9 December? Watch it here.


    Questions?

    Please contact us at bondistoryroom@waverley.nsw.gov.au

  • Proposal to lease Shop 1(a) at Bondi Pavilion

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    01 Mar 2021
    CLOSED: This exhibition has concluded.
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    Notice is given that Council proposed to grant a further lease in respect of community land to which section 47A of the Local Government Act 1993 applies.

    The proposed lease relates to the premises known as Shop 1(a) Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach NSW 2026. It is proposed that the lease be granted to Posidon Pty Ltd (t/as Surfish) for a term of five years and the premises used by the proposed tenants for the sale of light meals, coffee and drinks.

    Written submissions on the proposal must be sent to Council by Friday 26 February 2021.


    How to have your say

    In accordance with the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 all submissions will be available for public viewing upon request.

  • Community Radio Station

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    01 Feb 2021
    CLOSED: This consultation has concluded.
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    A community radio station will be an exciting new addition to Bondi Pavilion once construction is complete. This dedicated space was included as an outcome from the Bondi Pavilion Restoration and Conservation Project engagement.

    It’s now time for us to progress this part of the project further, and we want to make sure we deliver something that balances the needs and wants of the community now and into the future.

    Consultation on the community radio station ran from 24 November 2020 to 31 January 2021. The feedback we received will now be used to assist in drafting an Expression of Interest for operating the space.

  • Project background

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    23 Dec 2019
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    On Thursday 19 December 2019, the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel gave us the green light to restore the Pavilion to its former glory with a detailed design that has been guided by the Bondi Pavilion Conservation Management Plan (CMP) and extensive community consultation. This means we’re now able to commence construction in May 2020, and initiatives are being planned to activate the location during the works.

    So, what’s the plan? The new design, by architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (TZG), will integrate the outdoor and indoor spaces, connecting the beautiful Bondi Beach to the parklands and Campbell Parade, whilst celebrating the rich history that is the Bondi Pavilion.

    Due to its historical importance, any works undertaken to the building are bound by Waverley Council’s Bondi Pavilion Conservation Management Plan (CMP). The CMP, which was adopted by Waverley Council in June 2018, recognises the Pavilion as the centrepiece of Bondi Park, community life and grand point of entry to Bondi Beach from Campbell Parade.

    Timeline:

    • April 2019 – the Development Application (DA) for the Bondi Pavilion Restoration and Conservation project was formally lodged
    • December 2019 – the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel approved the DA
    • June 2020 – expected construction on the Pavilion begins

    More details are available here:

    Further background on the project is available at waverley.nsw.gov.au/bondipavilionproject

    If you have any questions about the project, please email pavilionconsultation@waverley.nsw.gov.au