Green Square Stormwater Drain Project


Sydney Water and the City of Sydney are pleased to advise that work to build a 2 kilometre underground stormwater drain from Epsom Road, Zetland to the existing stormwater system at Alexandra Canal is progressing well.

Green Square is one of the fastest growing areas in Sydney and includes the suburbs of Beaconsfield and Zetland, and parts of Rosebery, Alexandria and Waterloo. The area sits on a floodplain known as the Waterloo Swamp. The new drain is essential to reduce hazardous flooding in and around the new Green Square Town Centre and enable further development. Construction of the drain is due to be finished by mid 2018.

A better Green Square
The Green Square stormwater drain is the first major infrastructure project in Green Square. It is a key element of Sydney Water and the City of Sydney’s commitment to sustainable urban renewal and liveable cities.

We have formed an Alliance with UGL Engineering, Seymour Whyte Constructions, Parsons Brinckerhoff Australia and RPS Manidis Roberts to deliver this project.

A better stormwater system
The new stormwater drain will
  • significantly reduce flooding in the Green Square area, particularly at Joynton Avenue and on Botany Road, Zetland; and
  • allow the development of the Green Square Town Centre – a major new residential, retail and cultural hub.
Where will it go?
We considered several routes for the underground drain when preparing the Review of Environmental Factors (REF). The route, from Link Road to Alexandra Canal, was chosen to minimise impact on residents, businesses and the environment. Most of this route runs through or under property owned by the City of Sydney and along Sydney Water’s Alexandra Canal easement.



Sydney Water and the City of Sydney are pleased to advise that work to build a 2 kilometre underground stormwater drain from Epsom Road, Zetland to the existing stormwater system at Alexandra Canal is progressing well.

Green Square is one of the fastest growing areas in Sydney and includes the suburbs of Beaconsfield and Zetland, and parts of Rosebery, Alexandria and Waterloo. The area sits on a floodplain known as the Waterloo Swamp. The new drain is essential to reduce hazardous flooding in and around the new Green Square Town Centre and enable further development. Construction of the drain is due to be finished by mid 2018.

A better Green Square
The Green Square stormwater drain is the first major infrastructure project in Green Square. It is a key element of Sydney Water and the City of Sydney’s commitment to sustainable urban renewal and liveable cities.

We have formed an Alliance with UGL Engineering, Seymour Whyte Constructions, Parsons Brinckerhoff Australia and RPS Manidis Roberts to deliver this project.

A better stormwater system
The new stormwater drain will
  • significantly reduce flooding in the Green Square area, particularly at Joynton Avenue and on Botany Road, Zetland; and
  • allow the development of the Green Square Town Centre – a major new residential, retail and cultural hub.
Where will it go?
We considered several routes for the underground drain when preparing the Review of Environmental Factors (REF). The route, from Link Road to Alexandra Canal, was chosen to minimise impact on residents, businesses and the environment. Most of this route runs through or under property owned by the City of Sydney and along Sydney Water’s Alexandra Canal easement.