What is this concept design?
This concept design is our proposal for the restoration of Bondi Pavilion. Preparedby the architect Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (TZG), from an endorsed architect’s brief developed with the Bondi Pavilion Stakeholder Committee.
The concept design retains the Pavilion as a community and cultural centre, respecting its heritage and ensuring it is fit for the future needs of the community.
This concept does not see major changes to the configuration of the Bondi Pavilion, but rather is a restoration and conservation of an already functional and beautiful building.
The restoration is vital under the requirements of the NSW Heritage Office endorsed Bondi Pavilion Conservation Management Plan (CMP). Council requires the approval of the NSW Heritage Office to undertake restoration.
Why is the ‘glass bubble’ being removed in this concept?
Why is the amphitheatre being removed in this concept?
What improvements will be made to amenities?
The concept design incorporates positioning of public amenities in various parts of the building. On the ground floor a new amenities section will be built on the northern wall. This will be accessible directly from the beach and concourse and will be the largest of four separate amenities facilities in the restored Pavilion. Another amenities facility will be located off the central foyer. A third facility will be located adjacent to the High Tide Room. While the first floor will be serviced by amenities adjacent to the lift.
Overall the new design proposes nine extra female toilets, two extra urinals and a family change room.
How did we get here?
What is the purpose of this consultation period?
This consultation period is to ensure everyone has the opportunity to view, understand and comment on the concepts.
As outlined above, this is the result of many hours of consultation with the community to this point. As such, this isn’t a ‘blank slate’ consultation, but we want the community to carefully consider the plans and make sure there’s nothing major missing and no major issues.
Any feedback received will be considered against the architect’s brief and the Conservation Management Plan.
All feedback will be summarised in a Council report for consideration against the Bondi Pavilion Conservation Management Plan 2018.
What happens next?
What is the Bondi Pavilion Stakeholder Committee?