A polo entrepreneur who plans to turn part of Bondi into an exclusive beach club with an $80 entry fee has defended his controversial proposal, insisting he isn’t an ‘elitist’.
Janek Gazecki made a proposal to Waverley Council to erect luxury cabanas roped off from the public over a 40 metre stretch of sand on Australia’s most iconic beach.
But the former lawyer’s goal to take over two per cent of the beach near Roscoe Street to serve expensive food and cocktails to ‘high net worth’ customers was met with swift backlash.
‘It’s not elitist to give people an opportunity to enjoy the beach in a different way. It’s diversifying the use of the beach,’ Mr Gazecki told the Sydney Morning Herald.
Waverley Council initially rejected the proposal, deeming it unsuitable, but staff are now considering allowing the exclusive beach club to go ahead.
Former lawyer and polo entrepreneur Janek