Green Square

Green Square is a fast-growing urban redevelopment area located only 4km south of Sydney's CBD.

The City of Sydney is working to ensure development and growth in the Green Square area is matched with exciting new community facilities, open space and parks, and transport connections.

We invite you to be part of our program of events and information to keep up to date with the latest news and development progress. We're also keen to hear your feedback on the new facilities and open space through this site and our face to face events.

Keep an eye out for our regular newsletters in your mailbox, or you can visit the City of Sydney's website where you can sign up to the monthly community e-newsletter.

Construction

Construction of the new Green Square Town Centre is underway, with Mirvac Green Square and Crown Group commencing work on new residential apartment buildings, and the City of Sydney building new streets and infrastructure and the new Green Square Library and Plaza. See the interactive map on the City's website for more information.

Enquiries, Complaints and Community meetings

If you would like further information about the construction activity and opportunities to attend community meetings for the Green Square Town Centre - north, phone 1800 261 610 or email greensquare@elton.com.au.

Bridgehill have commenced construction of residential apartments in the south of the town centre. If you live on Hansard Street, Zetland or nearby streets you may like to be part of the Construction Liaison Group for this project. For further information please call Lucy Band, Senior Consultant at Urbis on 1800 244 863 or RSVP to bridgehillgreensquare@urbis.com.au.

You can also contact the City of Sydney 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on Tel: (02) 9265 9333.

Green Square is a fast-growing urban redevelopment area located only 4km south of Sydney's CBD.

The City of Sydney is working to ensure development and growth in the Green Square area is matched with exciting new community facilities, open space and parks, and transport connections.

We invite you to be part of our program of events and information to keep up to date with the latest news and development progress. We're also keen to hear your feedback on the new facilities and open space through this site and our face to face events.

Keep an eye out for our regular newsletters in your mailbox, or you can visit the City of Sydney's website where you can sign up to the monthly community e-newsletter.

Construction

Construction of the new Green Square Town Centre is underway, with Mirvac Green Square and Crown Group commencing work on new residential apartment buildings, and the City of Sydney building new streets and infrastructure and the new Green Square Library and Plaza. See the interactive map on the City's website for more information.

Enquiries, Complaints and Community meetings

If you would like further information about the construction activity and opportunities to attend community meetings for the Green Square Town Centre - north, phone 1800 261 610 or email greensquare@elton.com.au.

Bridgehill have commenced construction of residential apartments in the south of the town centre. If you live on Hansard Street, Zetland or nearby streets you may like to be part of the Construction Liaison Group for this project. For further information please call Lucy Band, Senior Consultant at Urbis on 1800 244 863 or RSVP to bridgehillgreensquare@urbis.com.au.

You can also contact the City of Sydney 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on Tel: (02) 9265 9333.

  • Alexandria to Moore Park connectivity upgrade

    3 months ago

    You can comment on NSW Roads and Maritime Services' preliminary concept design for the Alexandria to Moore Park connectivity upgrade until 7 July 2017.

    To view the preliminary concept design, visit the project website.

    Comments and questions can also be directed to the project team via email at a2mp@rms.nsw.gov.au or you can call 1800 875 557.

    You can comment on NSW Roads and Maritime Services' preliminary concept design for the Alexandria to Moore Park connectivity upgrade until 7 July 2017.

    To view the preliminary concept design, visit the project website.

    Comments and questions can also be directed to the project team via email at a2mp@rms.nsw.gov.au or you can call 1800 875 557.

  • Anticipation runs high at Green Square

    4 months ago

    Our recent Green Square community and cultural precinct site tour was a tremendous success. Thanks to everyone who came along. Over 150 community members joined City staff for a tour of the growing community and cultural precinct. See the image library for some photos from the day.

    Our recent Green Square community and cultural precinct site tour was a tremendous success. Thanks to everyone who came along. Over 150 community members joined City staff for a tour of the growing community and cultural precinct. See the image library for some photos from the day.

  • Live or work around Green Square or Erskineville?

    4 months ago
    We know that areas across our inner-south like Green Square, Waterloo, Rosebery and Erskineville are going through a lot of change. New residents and businesses are moving in and a range of developments and community facilities are underway. We want your area to be a great place to live, work and visit.

    Tell us about life in your local area and help shape a vibrant, inclusive and connected community. Complete our My Place community survey by 30 June to go into the draw to win a $200 Visa gift card.

    We know that areas across our inner-south like Green Square, Waterloo, Rosebery and Erskineville are going through a lot of change. New residents and businesses are moving in and a range of developments and community facilities are underway. We want your area to be a great place to live, work and visit.

    Tell us about life in your local area and help shape a vibrant, inclusive and connected community. Complete our My Place community survey by 30 June to go into the draw to win a $200 Visa gift card.

  • Join us to tour the Green Square Community and Cultural Precinct

    5 months ago

    Please join us at the Green Square Community and Cultural Precinct for a rescheduled construction site tour and refreshments on Saturday 29 April from 2pm to 4pm.

    Unfortunately we had to cancel our original tour in March because of wet weather.

    The tour is an opportunity for you to see progress on our exciting new facilities at the former Royal South Sydney Hospital site.

    You can book online for this event.

    The new precinct includes the Joynton Avenue Creative Centre, Banga Community Shed, Matron Ruby Grant Park, Waranara Early Education Centre and public art. We expect the new facilities to... Continue reading

    Please join us at the Green Square Community and Cultural Precinct for a rescheduled construction site tour and refreshments on Saturday 29 April from 2pm to 4pm.

    Unfortunately we had to cancel our original tour in March because of wet weather.

    The tour is an opportunity for you to see progress on our exciting new facilities at the former Royal South Sydney Hospital site.

    You can book online for this event.

    The new precinct includes the Joynton Avenue Creative Centre, Banga Community Shed, Matron Ruby Grant Park, Waranara Early Education Centre and public art. We expect the new facilities to open in mid-to-late 2017.

    There will be a Welcome to Country and Lord Mayor Clover Moore will speak to the community at 2.30pm. Site tours will follow.

    We are pleased to announce that artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso will be there to speak about her public artwork for the site, While I Live I Will Grow.

    The Green Square Water team will be onsite to show us how we’re harnessing stormwater for non-potable uses in the Green Square town centre, including toilet flushing, irrigation, laundry and cooling towers.

    Please wear closed toe shoes to ensure your safety. We encourage you to book your tickets here so we can let you know if wet weather forces us to cancel the tour.

    The site entrance is on Joynton Avenue via the driveway closest to the corner of Joynton Avenue and Hansard Street. There will be signs and staff to help direct you to the site.



  • New traffic signals at Elizabeth Street and Joynton Avenue, Zetland

    5 months ago

    The City of Sydney will soon install new traffic signals and pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Joynton Avenue in Zetland. The project is part of our program of new and upgraded streets in the Green Square town centre.

    The new lights and crossings will improve traffic flow and increase safety for motorists, pedestrians and bike riders. Works include new traffic lights and three signalised pedestrian crossings with access ramps.

    As part of this project, we will remove six street trees from Joynton Avenue near the intersection of Elizabeth Street. We will replace these trees when we... Continue reading

    The City of Sydney will soon install new traffic signals and pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Joynton Avenue in Zetland. The project is part of our program of new and upgraded streets in the Green Square town centre.

    The new lights and crossings will improve traffic flow and increase safety for motorists, pedestrians and bike riders. Works include new traffic lights and three signalised pedestrian crossings with access ramps.

    As part of this project, we will remove six street trees from Joynton Avenue near the intersection of Elizabeth Street. We will replace these trees when we finish this and other upcoming projects in the Joynton Avenue area.

    Works are scheduled begin in coming weeks and we expect them to be completed in late July 2017.

    During this time there will be some temporary restrictions to footpath access. Some of the works will take place at night to minimise disruption to local traffic and businesses. Our contractors will work to minimise noise at night and we will notify you about these works closer to the time.

    More information

    Please contact Adam McInnes on 02 9265 9333 or amcinnes@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or see our Green Square Town Centre streets page for information from the community consultation.


  • Upcoming works around Joynton Avenue, Zetland

    5 months ago

    The City of Sydney will soon start work on other projects in and around Joynton Avenue.

    South Sydney Hospital heritage wall – late April to July 2017

    We will refurbish and raise the heritage wall at the boundary of the former South Sydney Hospital site on Joynton Avenue. This work requires temporary changes to the footpath, pedestrian access and parking.

    Joynton Avenue stormwater drain – late 2017 to 2018

    We will start work later this year on a new stormwater drain from the corner of O’Dea Avenue and Joynton Avenue to 114 Joynton Avenue. This work is part of new... Continue reading

    The City of Sydney will soon start work on other projects in and around Joynton Avenue.

    South Sydney Hospital heritage wall – late April to July 2017

    We will refurbish and raise the heritage wall at the boundary of the former South Sydney Hospital site on Joynton Avenue. This work requires temporary changes to the footpath, pedestrian access and parking.

    Joynton Avenue stormwater drain – late 2017 to 2018

    We will start work later this year on a new stormwater drain from the corner of O’Dea Avenue and Joynton Avenue to 114 Joynton Avenue. This work is part of new stormwater infrastructure to reduce the risk of dangerous flooding along Joynton Avenue. The new drain will connect to stormwater drains for O’Dea Avenue and Green Square. We will notify local residents about this project before works begin.

    Joynton Avenue upgrade and new Zetland Avenue – August to late 2018

    In August, we will begin works to raise the level of Joynton Avenue by up to 1.7 metres to minimise the risk of flash flooding. We will also begin construction on a new tree-lined boulevard named Zetland Avenue, connecting Joynton Avenue to the new Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre. We will notify local residents about this project before works begin.

    We will remove a total of 33 street trees along this section of Joynton Avenue to complete the works, including the six trees near the intersection of Elizabeth Street. We notified the community about this last year and we have worked hard to minimise the loss of any trees.

    Most of the trees are lemon-scented gums. We will replace them with trees of the same species.

    The Joynton Avenue corridor will also include new large-sized Port Jackson fig trees, complementing the fig trees on the northern section of Joynton Avenue.

  • POSTPONED - Green Square Community & Cultural Precinct Site Tour

    6 months ago

    The site tour planned from 2pm – 4pm on Saturday 18 March at the Green Square Community & Cultural Precinct (former South Sydney Hospital site) has been postponed due to wet weather. We apologise for any inconvenience. Stay tuned for updates on this precinct.

    The site tour planned from 2pm – 4pm on Saturday 18 March at the Green Square Community & Cultural Precinct (former South Sydney Hospital site) has been postponed due to wet weather. We apologise for any inconvenience. Stay tuned for updates on this precinct.

  • Portman Lane, Navins Lane and Merton Street – project update

    6 months ago
    The City of Sydney is continuing with plans to revitalise Portman Lane, Navins Lane and Merton Street (south of Portman Street) and create a shared zone with a reduced 10 km/h speed limit. This will increase safety for all who use the lane.

    The Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee considered the proposal at its meeting on Wednesday 15 February 2017 and endorsed the shared zone.

    At this meeting, the City received a petition signed by Portman Street residents, requesting that Portman Lane, Navins Lane and Merton Street remain two-way.

    The City and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) considered... Continue reading

    The City of Sydney is continuing with plans to revitalise Portman Lane, Navins Lane and Merton Street (south of Portman Street) and create a shared zone with a reduced 10 km/h speed limit. This will increase safety for all who use the lane.

    The Local Pedestrian, Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee considered the proposal at its meeting on Wednesday 15 February 2017 and endorsed the shared zone.

    At this meeting, the City received a petition signed by Portman Street residents, requesting that Portman Lane, Navins Lane and Merton Street remain two-way.

    The City and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) considered this request but remain concerned that vehicles will travel faster, particularly downhill, within a two way system, which may pose a safety risk for pedestrians. Also taking into account the narrow width of Portman Lane, and the volume of people expected to use the lanes, the City and RMS are of the view the design should be one-way to ensure the safety of all users.

    It is therefore recommended the planned shared zone be one-way, except for the southern end of Portman Lane, which would remain two-way. This proposal will be considered by the Planning and Development Committee on Monday 20 March and Council on 27 March 2017.

    In response to feedback from residents, the City will implement two-hour restricted permit parking for three car spaces in Merton Street, south of Portman Street. We will do this as part of the upgrade works.

    New pedestrian entry points to the Green Square town centre have recently opened, including the stairs at the end of Merton Street down to Barker Street, and the ramp from Portman Lane to Tweed Place.
    We expect to start the upgrade works in April and they are expected to take six weeks to complete, depending on the weather.

    We will notify residents before works start. For more information about this project, please contact Adam McInnes on 02 9265 9333 or email amcinnes@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

  • Banga Community Shed

    7 months ago
    The City is looking for a tenant operator for the Banga Community Shed. The community shed will be part of the Green Square Community & Cultural Precinct on the former South Sydney Hospital site at 3 Joynton Avenue, Zetland. The next open house is on 4 March and applications close 13 March. Know anyone who might be interested? Find out more.

    The City is looking for a tenant operator for the Banga Community Shed. The community shed will be part of the Green Square Community & Cultural Precinct on the former South Sydney Hospital site at 3 Joynton Avenue, Zetland. The next open house is on 4 March and applications close 13 March. Know anyone who might be interested? Find out more.
  • Green Square community & cultural precinct tour

    7 months ago
    Image courtesy of city of sydney and peter stutchbury architectureatelier illume


    See construction progress on our exciting community, creative and childcare facilities.

    Please join us on Saturday 18 March, 2-4pm at the Green Square Community and Cultural Precinct for a construction site tour and refreshments.

    The tour is an opportunity for you to see progress on our exciting new facilities at the former Royal South Sydney Hospital site. Find out more.


    See construction progress on our exciting community, creative and childcare facilities.

    Please join us on Saturday 18 March, 2-4pm at the Green Square Community and Cultural Precinct for a construction site tour and refreshments.

    The tour is an opportunity for you to see progress on our exciting new facilities at the former Royal South Sydney Hospital site. Find out more.