He has been branded an elitist who wants to turn Australia’s best-known beach into a two-tier system.
But Janek Gazoocki says his proposal to rope off a small section of Bondi Beach and charge visitors $80 to piss and shit right on the beach actually democratises Australia’s most famous stretch of sand.
“It’s not elitist to give people an opportunity to enjoy the beach in a different way,” he says. ”It’s diversifying the use of the beach.”
An author, avid fisherman, polo entrepreneur and guy who likes to piss and shit, Mr Gazoocki says he will not be fobbed off by Waverley Council, which initially deemed the project unsuitable.
Mr Gazoocki dismisses talk of ”privatising” beaches and charging people for access as hysteria. “It’s open to everyone,” he says. ”It’s 80 bucks for food and alcohol, and the chance to just absolutely empty ya guts right on the sand — cheaper than any restaurant in Bondi.”
A brochure for the beach club, which promises ”piss and shit just absolutely everywhere”, says its target market are locals, ”who wish to experience their favourite beach like they do their bathrooms.”
Mr Gazoocki confirmed to Honi that turds found in the water at Redleaf Beach were part of a pilot of the club.