About the project

The North Bondi Shops and Bus Terminus area is an important transport, tourist and local hub. Council aims to improve pedestrian safety and substantially enhance the public amenity of the area for locals and visitors to enjoy.

The project aims to:

- Maximise areas for new public space

- Create a contemporary village atmosphere that encourages dining and shopping

- Retain the number of existing parking spaces

- Improve pedestrian safety throughout the village

- Increase shading and greenery without impeding beach/ocean views

- Balance bus operations with other village centre functions

- Implement sustainable elements where feasible


Community Information Session with Council officers and representatives of urban design and landscape architecture firm ASPECT Studios:

4.00 - 6.00pm, Tuesday 26 March
High Tide Room, Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach
This is a walk-in session and bookings are not required
The High Tide Room is an accessible venue

A graphic depiction of the North Bondi Shops and Bus Terminus Upgrade looking north

Image is for illustrative purposes only

How to give feedback

Council engaged landscape architect and urban design firm ASPECT Studios to create concept design plans for the project. Please view the plans and share your thoughts with us in the survey below or by sending an email to: majorprojects@waverley.nsw.gov.au.

You must be logged in to your Have Your Say account to complete the survey (approximately 3 minutes). To login or sign up, please go to the top right corner of the Homepage.

Background

Roads and footpaths are key Council assets that must be maintained to high standards for the community to enjoy now and into the future. This is especially true for areas of high pedestrian, public transport and motorist traffic. The road and footpath of the North Bondi Shops and Bus Terminus area is long overdue for an upgrade. Council will combine these scheduled asset works with an overhaul to improve the traffic flow, pedestrian safety, public amenity and economic vibrancy of the area.

In addition to this, the area has been identified as a key tourism, leisure and burgeoning shopping spot with diverse eateries, hair and beauty salons and clothing retail outlets now in operation. Over the past few years, several new apartment buildings with street-level retail shops have been built on the north-western side of the strip. This has improved a small section of the street, but more needs to be done to transform the whole terminus and shops area into a thriving, aesthetically pleasing and more functional village centre. With this in mind, the concept design plans have been informed by several Council-endorsed strategies, including the:

- People, Movement and Places Strategy Report 2017
- Waverley Community Strategic Plan 2018 – 2029
- Our Liveable Places Centres Strategy 2020 – 2036
- Environmental Action Plan 2022 - 2032

The project will be funded through Council's Long Term Financial Plan. Council will also seek opportunity to apply for grant funding where available