Commercial Centre Occupancy

The health and direction of commercial centres are critical to a surrounding community. As a local Government organisation, Council is responsible for ensuring these centres remain sustainable and continue serving the current and future daily needs of the surrounding community.

Waverley Council conducts an audit twice yearly to measure occupancy trends and the industry mix at each commercial centre. This is currently measured at ground level. The audits identify emerging strengths and issues in Waverley's commercial areas for better understanding and planning to meet the needs of business owners, residents and visitors.

The audit measures all areas in Waverley zoned for commercial purposes as defined under the Environmental Planning Instrument that is currently: Waverley Local Environmental Plan 2012 (aligns with commercial zoning and DCP village centre definitions – i.e. commercial centre). The designated study areas are:

  • Bondi Junction
  • Bondi Beach
  • Bondi Road
  • Charing Cross
  • Macpherson St (Bronte)
  • Bronte Beach
  • Rose Bay

Commercial Centre Occupancy Dashboard

Take a visual look of commercial centre occupancy data on our Commercial Centre Occupancy Dashboard.

Reports available

For more information, please contact the Economic Development team on