Security ramped up as Bondi Beach prepares for Festival of the Wind

Ramped up security measures at Bondi Beach will come into effect this weekend as it prepares to welcome 80,000 spectators to attend the annual Festival of Wind.

A review recommended new security measures to counter any potential disruption including an attack at the popular festival organised by Waverley Council.

The security measures include several road closures, bollards, and a contingent of plain-clothed and uniformed police.

“While Waverley Council does not comment on specific security measures related to crowd protection for events, Council is taking steps to enhance the safety and enjoyment for visitors to events at Bondi,” a council spokeswoman told the Daily Telegraph.

“As with all major events, police conduct security assessments, implement plans, and provide advice to event organisers and other relevant agencies, to ensure the safety and security of participants, volunteers, and the wider community.”

The spokeswoman said that while there was “no specific threat” people needed to remain vigilant.