Amalfi Beach Club founder receives death threats and Bondi Beach plans backlash ...

The man behind a push to set up an Italian-style beach club on Bondi Beach has received death threats from the public.

Janek Gazecki has been receiving online threats against his life since he announced plans to set up the Amalfi Beach Club on the iconic beach in Sydney's east.

Mr Gazecki first went public with the idea in October last year and had planned to lodge a development application with Waverley Council last week - though the council says it has not received an application.

The plans have stirred controversy from the public calling it 'un-Australian' while some critics have taken it upon themselves to personally message Mr Gazecki and threaten him, Daily Telegraph reported.

'Sleep with one eye open,' one message read.

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Janek Gazecki (pictured with his wife Natalie) has been receiving online threats against his life since he announced plans to set up the Amalfi Beach Club on the iconic beach in Sydney's east

Janek Gazecki (pictured with his wife Natalie) has been receiving online threats against his life since he announced plans to set up the Amalfi Beach Club on the iconic beach in Sydney's east

The former lawyer has announced plans to push forward with plans despite opposition from locals and politicians, and has released teaser images of the venue (pictured)

The former lawyer has announced plans to push forward with plans despite opposition from locals and politicians, and has released teaser images of the venue (pictured)

The plans have stirred controversy from the public calling it 'un-Australian' while some critics have taken it upon themselves to personally message Mr Gazecki and threaten him

The plans have stirred controversy from the public calling it 'un-Australian' while some critics have taken it upon themselves to personally message Mr Gazecki and threaten him

Another one warns: 'Make sure you have plenty of life insurance'.

The messages were sent in November and Mr Gazecki says he has since notified New South Wales Police. 

The entrepreneur said the backlash from the community has taken a heavy toll on both him and his wife. 

'It is an emotional situation and we've been through hell,' Mr Gazecki said.

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'My wife has been in tears at times because of this.' 

Daily Mail Australia contacted NSW Police for comment. 

The former lawyer and Bondi resident has dismissed claims the venue is an 'exclusive' or 'private' club that would only cater for the rich and famous.  

Mr Gazecki insists the plan is no more controversial than 'a restaurant in the sand' and said anyone is welcome to enter the venue regardless of their age or wealth, he told The Guardian. 

The Amalfi Beach Club is intended to run for four months from November to February,

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