Bondi Park, Beach and Pavilion Plan of Management

The Bondi Park, Beach and Pavilion Plan of Management (Bondi POM) was adopted by Council in late 2014 and we are now following our action plan and commencing to deliver projects and improvements.

This webpage gives an overview of how the Bondi POM came to be and also outlines our current projects.

Current projects

Background

November / December 2012: Following contributions from thousands of community members, we prepared concepts for a 10 year Plan of Management for Bondi Park, Beach and Pavilion.

May 2013: The second round of consultation took place. This looked at draft directions and early concept plans and elicited over 800 comments, surveys and submissions. The majority of the community supported the directions and early concepts.

August 2013: The Plan of Management document was drafted and it was approved by Council go on exhibition. This was to be the third and final stage of consultation.

August 2013 – August 2014: The document was reviewed by the state government and approved in August 2014.

August 2014: The Draft Plan, along with its action plan, went on public exhibition one last time.

November 2014: The finalised document was adopted by Council in November 2014.

Stages / Key Q&As:

What is a Plan of Management?

The Plan of Management is a 10 year plan which guides the future use and management of Bondi Park, Beach and Pavilion. It includes a master plan, which is a long-term plan illustrating the design direction and layout for the site.

How was this Plan of Management developed?

Technical studies, input from independent design experts and community feedback have guided the development of the Plan of Management. In particular specialist advice and studies were sought on heritage, traffic and parking and universal access. These studies can be downloaded via the links below:

What does the Plan of Management include?

Key features of the plan include:

  • More toilets and upgrade of existing toilets
  • Upgraded children's playground More trees and shade
  • Extension of the coastal walk to create a boardwalk near Bondi Icebergs
  • Restoring the rear of Bondi Pavilion as the grand entrance to the beach
  • Ensuring Bondi Pavilion is well looked after, a lively cultural and community hub
  • A new beginners skate park
  • An upgraded, bigger fitness station
  • Replacing temporary facilities for Council Parks' staff
  • Re-alignment of pathways to improve access to the beach
  • A shared pedestrian and traffic path along Notts Avenue.

As part of a long term plan to address the dominance of vehicles and to provide more green space, the Plan of Management proposes to investigate the long term goal of pedestrianising Queen Elizabeth Drive (QED) Car Park. Click to read more about Pedestrianisation and Greening of QED and Park Drive.

Please follow the link to download the full Bondi Park, Beach and Pavilion Plan of Management.