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Can You Help Save Bondi Pavilion Music Studios?

Bondi Pavilion
Maeve Marsden
| August 30, 2016

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:


  1. Bondi Association for Arts and Music | Bondi Beach Radio

    Relocating or removing the studio’s from the beachside location will remove an important contemporary cultural influence from the area as established artists lose their incentive to rehearse or record locally.
    In recent times artists such as Rufus, Art v Science, Best Spacek, The Khanz, Keyim Ba, Misex, Skunkhour, Brendan Gallagher, Luca Bloom, Hein Cooper, Bones, Radical Son, Leisure Bandits, New Lovers, and Lusious Borich have used the space. When you have a place that one minute has old ladies choirs rehearsing, then the next an ARIA winning band recording, then a meditation group, you know you’ve got something special.

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