Bondi Ward

Bondi Ward covers most of Bondi and Bondi Beach. The three Bondi Ward Councillors are:

Joy Clayton







Joy Clayton

Cr Joy Clayton has lived all her life in Bondi. She was first elected to Council in 2004 and has been active on Council serving on numerous committees including Community Services, Housing, Environmental Services and Public Works, Waverley Surf Life Saving, the Bondi Forum, Bondi and Districts Chamber of Commerce, and has been the Chair of many of them.

During the last eight years Joy has built up a strong relationship with the local community. Joy has been actively involved in the Liberal party at State, Federal and local levels.

Joy is a very successful business woman, Director of QB Opals and is very well regarded by the industry. She is Past Federal President/Director of the Australian Opal and Gem Industry Association and a Life Member and Past Director/Secretary Opal Association. She is considered to be an international specialist in Queensland Boulder Opal, Rough and Cut Opal and Opal Fossils.

Volunteering at Waverley Council’s Bondi Junction office as a Justice of the Peace has been very rewarding for Joy. This free service is organised by the Justice Association and Waverley Council.

Joy is passionate about the cleanliness of the Bondi area, working with local Members of Parliament on the Graffiti Removal Day and Clean Up Australia Day each year. Her main focus has been to see Waverley a clean and pristine place, targeting removal of Graffiti and Bill Posters, and to see the prompt removal of all dumped rubbish on our streets.

Joy is a Life member of Easts Leagues and City Tattersall's Club. She is a Member of the Bondi Icebergs, Bondi Junction Waverley RSL, Rose Bay RSL and the Australian 18 Footers League Ltd.


Dominic Wy Kanak 






Dominic (Darugland Boondi Boondi) Wy Kanak

Dominic has been an Indigenous boondiboondi Bondi Ward Waverley Greens Councillor since September 1999. He has been Co-Chairperson of Waverley Council's Multicultural Advisory Committee and Mayor's Nominee and Chairman of the Eastern Region Local Government Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Forum on behalf of Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick, Botany Bay, City of Sydney and Leichhardt Councils.

A paralegal, Law Student and Native Title Consultant (NTC), Dominic has been Honorary NTC for Rockdale and District Landscape Heritage Committee (RDLHC), and past Executive Committee Convenor of the Indigenous Working Group of the United Nations Association of Australia (NSW Branch).

Outside of Council responsibilities, Dominic was a driver for 2005 Oscar Winner Miss Cate Blanchett during 1993 ABC TV series HeartLands, was part of Royal Prince Charles' Media Entourage in 1994, and was a NSW Commonwealth Education Coordinator for United Nations International Year for the World's Indigenous Peoples in 1993.

In the current term of Council he is a Member of the Management Committee for the NSW Reconciliation Council and a former Director on the Board of Tranby Aboriginal College, as well as Vice President of the NSW Local Government Aboriginal Network.

Dominic’s policy interests include Protection of Community/Native Title/Crown Land & Water, Reconciliation, Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Local Government, 'Green' Sustainability, and Social Justice Advocacy for Our Community's vulnerable marginalized and isolated People.


John Wakefield 




John Wakefield

John has been a Waverley Labor Councillor since March 2004 and held the office of Mayor 2011/12. During his time as Mayor John introduced an initiative for the medium term realignment of Council Public Place Management. This lead to the establishment of Local Place Monitors, who travel the area and report on street and tree maintenance and dumped rubbish. In the first few months of operation over two thousand incidents were reported and dealt with.

He also established a working group with Council officers to look at short and long term improvements in pedestrian and traffic movement in Bondi Junction, and involved Council in preparing a report on what it can do to address the need for childcare within the area, either through grants, infrastructure or available land space.

On Council, John has been Chair of Finance & Strategic Planning Committee, Chair of Safety Committee, Chair of Waverley Local Traffic Committee. 

He has over 30 years activity in local residents' campaigns, including five years as Deputy Chair of Bondi Beach Precinct Committee.

John’s background is as a publisher and researcher, and he is frequently called upon as a media commentator on the housing market. He has a B.Sc. (Hons) in Applied Economic Geography from UNSW and is married with three children.