Bondi Beach dedicated as a National Surfing Reserve

Media release | 2 December 2017

Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach has been recognised as one of Australia’s top surfing destinations during its dedication as a National Surfing Reserve (NSR).

Minister for Lands and Forestry Paul Toole said the recognition secured Bondi’s reputation as one of the state’s most valuable Crown assets.

“I’m very pleased that this world-class surf beach has gained the recognition it deserves,” Mr Toole said.

“Bondi is the most visited beach in Australia and is now the 10th site in NSW to be dedicated as a NSR.

“Since 2006, when Maroubra was named Australia’s first NSR, beaches right along the NSW coast have been recognised for their intrinsic environmental, sporting and cultural value to this country.

“The NSW Government is committed to ensuring all our Crown land reserves, including our wonderful beaches, are managed for the benefit of the community now and into the future.”

Member for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton has welcomed Bondi’s addition to Australia’s NSRs.

“Bondi Beach is a special place that offers a unique surf lifestyle that is the envy of the millions of people who visit the beach every year,” Ms Upton said.

“Recognising Bondi as a NSR is an acknowledgement of its value as a top surfing break and a place Sydneysiders can continue to be proud of.”

The Department of Industry – Crown Lands & Water created the Bondi National Surfing Reserve via Government Gazette notification on 10 November 2017.

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