Waverley Council’s current proposal for the redevelopment of the Bondi Pavilion includes plans to demolish the Bondi Pavilion Music Studios. Members of the local community, as well as Michael Chugg, Abby Dobson and other noted music industry professionals, are rallying via the Save Bondi Pavillion Facebook page to protest the redevelopment.
The Bondi Pavilion has coordinated countless music activities over the last 3 decades and holds the record for longest standing Musician in Residence program in Australian history. As well as live gigs and music festivals, the venue plays host to community Seniors Music programs and provides recording facilities for local children and youth. The benefits to the local community are incalculable.
The Save Bondi Pavilion group are seeking feedback on this important issue. Past and present users and musicians of the Bondi Pavilion Music Studios and supporters of music programs at the Bondi Pavilion are being called on to complete a brief survey by September 16th.
Members of the music industry have spoken out in support of the campaign: