Bondi Pavilion Stakeholder Committee Announced


Members of the newly created Bondi Pavilion Stakeholder Committee were announced at Council Meeting held last week.

The Committee will help shape the future refurbishment and upgrade of the Bondi Pavilion community and cultural centre.

The committee was chosen by an Expression of Interest process and will consist of 17 members.  The breakdown and nominated committee members is as follows:


Michael Cohen

Terrance Jenkings
Michael Lynch

Nell Schofield

Diane (Di) Smith

Adrian Newstead
Peter Winkler

Faith Weiland Weisbrot

Rhonda Dixon Grovenor– Representative of Traditional Owners

Leo Shaw-Voysey – Youth Representative

Mark Gould – TV/Film Specialist


Gemma Deacon – Friends of Bondi Pavilion

Joy Clayton - North Bondi Precinct

Lenore Kulakauskas - Bondi Beach Precinct


Councillor Leon Goltsman

Councillor Dominic Wy Kanak

Councillor John Wakefield

The initial phase of the committee will be to work on a matrix of recommended desired uses and functions for Bondi Pavilion. The committee will need to finalise its report by late January, so that Councillors can consider the report at meetings in early February 2018.

“I promised a new approach to the refurbishment of Bondi Pavilion. I vowed to provide an open, transparent and informed governance approach which includes getting the community involved in every stage of the Pavilion upgrade. This plan is coming to fruition.

“The appointed committee members have a vast knowledge and talent base. They are experts in a number of areas and we are very fortunate to have such a committed group of people giving vital input into the process.

“Thank you to all of the applicants who applied to be considered for the Committee.” Mayor John Wakefield said.

Deputy Mayor Dominic Wy Kanak said Council can now move forward and prepare new plans and amend the development application.

“We want to create a world standard community and cultural centre and rebuild the community’s trust in those representing them.

“After this initial November–January phase, the Stakeholder Committee will then reconvene to consider future cultural and arts programming for Bondi Pavilion,” said Deputy Mayor Wy Kanak.

The committee will be chaired by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor as alternate chairs, and the work of the Committee will be supported by Council staff.

The Committees first meeting will be held this Saturday (2 December) with two further meetings scheduled before the end of the year.