Bondi Set For $20 Million Upgrade
Bondi’s aesthetic will undergo some serious changes through a $20 million council revamp that’s already in motion.
Waverley Council hopes the Bondi Park, Beach and Pavilion 10 year Plan of Management will lead to “more open space, improved aesthetics and increased amenities for the park, beach and pavilion in the coming decade”.
The plans hone in on Bondi icons including the Bondi Beach Pavilion, which has been allocated $10 million for refurbishment.
Waverley Mayor Sally Betts says the Pavilion is one of Sydney’s “most iconic buildings” and that these funds will help keep it that way.
“The pavilion has a legacy our community is truly proud of so we want to make sure its longevity stretches well into the future and
continues to live up to its remarkable history,” she says in a press statement about the upgrades.
Cr Betts also says there is a whole range of other projects that are part of the Plan of Management, including:
- New picnic shelters,
- More trees and shaded areas,
- An underground car park
- More toilets,
- An upgrade for the children’s playground; and
- A beginners’ skate park.
The coastal walk will also be extended to create a boardwalk near Bondi Icebergs Club.
Both local and state government hope this $20 million plan will help Bondi keep its reputation as one of the most beautiful beaches and destinations in Australia.
The new plans were made available to the public on 11th August 2014 and will be available for viewing until 14th September, with plans including proposed timelines for each project on the Short Term Action Plan and details on how each project will be delivered.
The government is also inviting feedback from the community during this period, so that they can make sure the upgrade is in line with what people actually want to see changed or improved around Bondi beach.
As the plans and artists impressions reveal, the upgrade has focused on creating a better balance between man made and natural environments, which should mean Bondi can bask in even greater glory for years to come.