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

  • Community Radio Station

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    24 Nov 2020
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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.

    Have your say

    Please click here to complete the survey to let us know your ideas and what’s important to you for the community radio station at Bondi Pavilion.

    The feedback you give us will be used to draft an Expression of Interest for operating the space.

  • 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.


    Questions?

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

  • 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