Bondi Beach post office under redevelopment plans, residents claim
Sydney: A plaque on a wall could be the final remnant of Bondi Beach’s heritage-listed post office if redevelopment of the building goes ahead, local residents say.
The post office, built in 1922 and described as an example of “interwar stripped classical style”, was quietly sold by Australia Post for $10 million to financial advisor Jamie Nemtsas. Redevelopment plans emerged after Mr Nemtsas on-sold it to Sydney construction and property developer Taylor with an asking price of $15 million.
Senator Doug Cameron was outraged about the sale and raised the issue in the Senate before the last federal election.
Taylor’s development application (DA) includes three storeys of apartments with a retail shopfront underneath and two levels of parking underground.