Bondi Pavilion Restoration early works begin

Early works to restore the roof of Bondi Pavilion to its original design will begin on Tuesday 10 September, marking an important step in the progress of the restoration and conservation project.

As identified in the Bondi Pavilion Conservation Management Plan (CMP), a major modification to the pavilion was the replacement of the original cordova pattern roof tiles with the current grey concrete tiles in the 1980s or 1990s.

The CMP identifies the concrete tiles as being of little heritage significance and calls for the restoration of the original Spanish-style terracotta tiles, dramatically improving the appearance of the Pavilion from all aspects.

Waverley Mayor, John Wakefield, said the early works will focus on the gatehouse at the rear of the Pavilion.

“These early works will give residents and visitors a taste of the look and feel of what the tiles and colour configuration will look like on the entire roof,” Mayor Wakefield said.

The works are expected to last approximately three weeks. The Spanish-style roof tiles have been manufactured in Australia.