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Volleyball Courts at Bondi and Tamarama Beach Are Currently Under Review By the Waverley Council

The community feedback survey is open until Monday, May 17.
By Ben Hansen
May 10, 2021
By Ben Hansen
May 10, 2021

Bondi and Tamarama's popular beach volleyball areas are currently under review, following concerns raised by some members of the Waverley Council community. Following complaints surrounding the location of the volleyball courts and compliance with Waverley Council's rules of play, the council is reaching out to the community for feedback on the future of the courts.

Both Bondi and Tamarama beach currently have designated areas for community games of beach volleyball. Under the current guidelines for volleyball on the eastern suburbs beaches, players must bring their own equipment including temporary nets in order to play free, non-commercial games. Bookings cannot be taken for games and soft volleyballs must be used. Bondi Beach has three spaces designated for the use of beach volleyball towards the south end of the beach, while four nets are permitted at Tamarama Beach.

Waverley Council are currently running an online survey for local community members and beachgoers to provide feedback on the beach volleyball rules of play across the two beaches.  The survey asks responders if they are supportive of the volleyball courts and requests feedback on elements such as the number of courts and their interactions with other beachgoers. Those looking to have their say can head to the Waverley Council's website and complete the survey up until Monday, May 17.

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"We are now reaching out to our community as we are keen to hear if people think the rules of play for volleyball on Bondi and Tamarama beaches are adequate, if players are complying with the rules and if the number and location of beach volleyball courts is sufficient or if it needs to change," a Waverley Council spokesperson said.

While the council are not looking to ban beach volleyball as a result of the review, Mayor of Waverley Paula Masselos said the potential outcome of the feedback process was still unknown. "It is inappropriate to speculate on the potential outcomes of the consultation when the consultation hasn't been completed yet and a report is yet to come to Council," Masselos said.

Bondi and Tamarama Beach's volleyball courts are currently under review. In order to have your say, head to the Waverley Council website.

Published on May 10, 2021 by Ben Hansen


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