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Waverley Council bans commercial events on Bondi Beach

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Waverley councillors voted in Mayor Paula Masselos’ plan on Tuesday to not only stop “high impact events” that sell alcohol on Bondi Beach, but all of its beaches, until it reviews its events policy.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Bondi locals have scored a major win against the commercialisation of their beach’s famous sands with the passing of this motion.

In her motion, Waverley Cr Masselos said Bondi Beach was “not an event space or a venue or a brand.”

Sophie Lanigan and Max Volfneuk discuss the inspiration and creation of the artwork, respecting the marine ecosystems that exist along urban coasts.
Sophie Lanigan and Max Volfneuk discuss the inspiration and creation of the ‘Sculpture by the Sea’ artwork, respecting the marine ecosystems that exist along urban coasts. Photo: The Daily Telegraph.

“(It) exists within a suburb where people also live and go about their daily lives,” Masselos said.

“Our beaches are a space of all of our community, and they have told council loud and clear that they are not in favour of big commercial events involving alcohol on the sand at Bondi Beach.”

While Waverley Council is prohibiting commercial events that sell alcohol on Bondi Beach, Mardi Gras, Sculpture by the Sea, and the annual City2Surf event will be exempt from the ban.

Source: The Daily Telegraph

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