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.

  • New bike connection from Green Square to the city

    almost 3 years ago
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    Bike riders will have a safer and more convenient trip from Green Square to Central when the new George Street cycleway officially opens on Saturday 14 June.

    It opens with a “Roll through Redfern” launch event from 11am to 2pm on Saturday 14 June, featuring bike safety and route-finding tips, live music, free coffee and a prize draw.

    The event in Prince Alfred Park will offer route-finding advice, bike mechanics, try-a-bike and pedal powered smoothie-makers, while gourmet food will be available from the Veggie Patch food truck.

    Music will be provided by three-piece Australian Gypsy music ensemble Lolo Lovina, and... Continue reading

    Bike riders will have a safer and more convenient trip from Green Square to Central when the new George Street cycleway officially opens on Saturday 14 June.

    It opens with a “Roll through Redfern” launch event from 11am to 2pm on Saturday 14 June, featuring bike safety and route-finding tips, live music, free coffee and a prize draw.

    The event in Prince Alfred Park will offer route-finding advice, bike mechanics, try-a-bike and pedal powered smoothie-makers, while gourmet food will be available from the Veggie Patch food truck.

    Music will be provided by three-piece Australian Gypsy music ensemble Lolo Lovina, and bike riders can pick up a voucher for a free coffee from one of the many cafés along the cycleway from Zetland to Redfern.

    Bike riders who collect a stamp at Prince Alfred Park and Joynton Park can go into a draw to win a bike package worth $1,000, a Magellan bike computer or multi-visit passes to Prince Alfred Park Pool.

    The regular Saturday Green Square Markets are also on at Joynton Park from 9am–2pm with bike mechanics available at both parks on the day.

    Free bike maintenance and cycling courses run every week at Sydney Park and Joynton Park in Green Square.


  • Thank you!

    almost 3 years ago
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    Thank you to everyone who had there say on the projects we recently exhibited as part of the Green Square development. 

    We heard from you about the Aquatic Centre and Gunyama Park Design Competition, the Child Care Centre, the Creative Centre,the  Naming Proposal, the Library and Plaza and the Floodwater Risk Management Plan. 

    We will be in contact soon with more news about each project's progress. 

    Thank you to everyone who had there say on the projects we recently exhibited as part of the Green Square development. 

    We heard from you about the Aquatic Centre and Gunyama Park Design Competition, the Child Care Centre, the Creative Centre,the  Naming Proposal, the Library and Plaza and the Floodwater Risk Management Plan. 

    We will be in contact soon with more news about each project's progress. 

  • Have your say on Green Square

    about 3 years ago
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    We are delivering a range of projects for the Green Square area budgeted at $440million.

    These facilities, buildings and spaces are for the local community, so it is vital we hear from you before building starts.

    From 12 May to 8 June, we will invite you to have your say on a range of Green Square projects. You will be able to download documents and have your say on this website.

    Alternatively you can come to our Have Your Say Day on:

    We are delivering a range of projects for the Green Square area budgeted at $440million.

    These facilities, buildings and spaces are for the local community, so it is vital we hear from you before building starts.

    From 12 May to 8 June, we will invite you to have your say on a range of Green Square projects. You will be able to download documents and have your say on this website.

    Alternatively you can come to our Have Your Say Day on:

    (Don’t forget to pop by the markets while you’re there and stock up on fresh produce for the weekend!)

    We’ll be asking for your feedback on:

    • the entries to the Gunyama Park and Green Square Aquatic Centre design competition;
    • the proposal to use the name ‘Green Square’ for the new town centre; and
    • ideas for the creative centre at the former South Sydney Hospital site.

    We’ll also be providing information on:

    • the library and plaza design;
    • a new childcare centre;
    • private development; and
    • a joint UNSW and City of Sydney Survey on what life is like in Green Square.

    This is a terrific opportunity to stay up-to-date and get involved in some of this area’s most exciting projects.




  • Green Square Community Survey

    about 3 years ago
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    Thanks to everyone who completed the survey. It has now closed.

    We want Green Square to be a great place to live and work. That's why we're partnering with the City Futures Research Centre at the University of NSW in a project that will help us better understand the experiences and aspirations of residents and workers in Green Square. 

    City Futures has developed a survey for people who are over 18 years old and live and work in Green Square.

    If that's you, your answers will help us to improve services and facilities, adapt design requirements, respond to social issues... Continue reading

    Thanks to everyone who completed the survey. It has now closed.

    We want Green Square to be a great place to live and work. That's why we're partnering with the City Futures Research Centre at the University of NSW in a project that will help us better understand the experiences and aspirations of residents and workers in Green Square. 

    City Futures has developed a survey for people who are over 18 years old and live and work in Green Square.

    If that's you, your answers will help us to improve services and facilities, adapt design requirements, respond to social issues and concerns and encourage grassroots initiatives. 

    The survey should take 15-20 minutes to complete. Once you have completed the survey, don’t forget to enter your details for a chance to win a dinner at a local restaurant of your choice to the value of $200.

    There is an English and simplified Chinese version of the survey.

  • Seeking new creative life for old Royal South Sydney Hospital

    about 3 years ago
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    We are transforming the old Royal South Sydney Hospital into a creative and community space as part of the Green Square development. 

    We are planning to develop quality open space and public facilities, including site-responsive public art curated by Amanda Sharrad. If you're an artist, we're interested in your concepts for public art that can be integrated into this heritage precinct. 

    For more information and to submit an Expression of Interest check out Creative Sydney.  

    We are transforming the old Royal South Sydney Hospital into a creative and community space as part of the Green Square development. 

    We are planning to develop quality open space and public facilities, including site-responsive public art curated by Amanda Sharrad. If you're an artist, we're interested in your concepts for public art that can be integrated into this heritage precinct. 

    For more information and to submit an Expression of Interest check out Creative Sydney.  

  • Sydney Water stormwater drain - review of environmental factors

    about 2 years ago
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    We are partnering with Sydney Water in a plan to build a large 2.4 km underground stormwater drain to reduce the risk of flooding in the Green Square Town Centre.

    Sydney Water are considering the environmental impacts of constructing and operating the Green Square stormwater drain. The main impacts they have identified are traffic, noise, access, land contamination and heritage.

    Sydney Water would like your comments on their review of environmental factors (REF) and the project in general.

    Visit Sydney Water Talk to leave your feedback before 23 May 2014.

    Check out the Sydney Water newsletter for a great summary.

    We are partnering with Sydney Water in a plan to build a large 2.4 km underground stormwater drain to reduce the risk of flooding in the Green Square Town Centre.

    Sydney Water are considering the environmental impacts of constructing and operating the Green Square stormwater drain. The main impacts they have identified are traffic, noise, access, land contamination and heritage.

    Sydney Water would like your comments on their review of environmental factors (REF) and the project in general.

    Visit Sydney Water Talk to leave your feedback before 23 May 2014.

    Check out the Sydney Water newsletter for a great summary.

  • Wulaba Park Design Feedback

    about 3 years ago
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    We would appreciate your feedback on the concept design for a new park in Green Square called Wulaba Park. The park will be on Amelia Street near the corner of O’Dea Avenue and South Dowling Street, Waterloo. 

    You can leave feedback online.

    The draft design includes a children’s play area, seating and picnic facilities, public art, landscaping and opportunities for a community garden.

    We will consider your feedback on the draft design and where possible incorporate it in the final design before Meriton submit a Development Application.

    We are designing the park with property developer Meriton as... Continue reading

    We would appreciate your feedback on the concept design for a new park in Green Square called Wulaba Park. The park will be on Amelia Street near the corner of O’Dea Avenue and South Dowling Street, Waterloo. 

    You can leave feedback online.

    The draft design includes a children’s play area, seating and picnic facilities, public art, landscaping and opportunities for a community garden.

    We will consider your feedback on the draft design and where possible incorporate it in the final design before Meriton submit a Development Application.

    We are designing the park with property developer Meriton as part of a planning agreement. Meriton will construct the park as they develop the neighbouring buildings.

    We expect the new park will be completed in 2015-16.

    Thank you for filling in the survey below. 

    You can also provide feedback by emailing: MPavlides@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

    or in writing to

    City of Sydney

    Attn: Maria Pavlides

    GPO Box 1591

    Sydney NSW 2001

    Submissions close Sunday 6 April 2014.


  • Green Square Suburb Naming Proposal

    about 3 years ago
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    City staff have prepared a report for Council on a 'Green Square' suburb naming proposal.

    Residents will be able to discuss the naming proposal and leave their feedback with staff at the community event on Saturday 22 March at the Tote, before the proposal officially goes on public exhibition in the coming months.

    You can see the report to Council by scrolling down to Item 9 on the business papers for Monday March 14 on the City's website.

    City staff have prepared a report for Council on a 'Green Square' suburb naming proposal.

    Residents will be able to discuss the naming proposal and leave their feedback with staff at the community event on Saturday 22 March at the Tote, before the proposal officially goes on public exhibition in the coming months.

    You can see the report to Council by scrolling down to Item 9 on the business papers for Monday March 14 on the City's website.

  • Community Event - New Community Facilities for Green Square

    about 3 years ago
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    Next Saturday 22 March why not come and explore the new look Tote and enjoy some food and refreshments?

    There will be free coffee, face painting, plant giveaways along with reading and craft activities for the kids.

    You'll have the opportunity to speak with the Lord Mayor, Clover Moore and City staff.

    We'd like to hear your views on the name 'Green Square' as a suburb and the latest Library and Plaza Designs will be on display.

    You can also provide feedback on the concept design for a new park in Green Square called Wulaba Park.

    The park will be... Continue reading

    Next Saturday 22 March why not come and explore the new look Tote and enjoy some food and refreshments?

    There will be free coffee, face painting, plant giveaways along with reading and craft activities for the kids.

    You'll have the opportunity to speak with the Lord Mayor, Clover Moore and City staff.

    We'd like to hear your views on the name 'Green Square' as a suburb and the latest Library and Plaza Designs will be on display.

    You can also provide feedback on the concept design for a new park in Green Square called Wulaba Park.

    The park will be on Amelia Street near the corner of O’Dea Avenue and South Dowling Street, Waterloo. The draft design includes a children’s play area, seating and picnic facilities, public art, landscaping and opportunities for a community garden. We will post the concept design here on Thursday 20 March, so they can review them before the event.

    We'd love to see you there.

    Where: Green Square Library and Customer Service @ the Tote, 100 Joyton Ave, Zetland.

    When: Saturday 22 March 10am - 1pm




  • Green Square library & plaza design moves ahead

    over 3 years ago
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    Since winning the City’s international design competition for a new library and civic plaza at Green Square in 2013, emerging architects Stewart Hollenstein have been working closely with the City and community to develop their concept into an exciting new precinct for the Green Square community.

    Following community feedback on the concept design in 2013, and ongoing design development, a number of refinements have been made to the concept design, which are outlined below.

    Design will progress to a development application in mid 2014.  Construction is due to commence in 2015. View photos in the photo gallery and download the... Continue reading

    Since winning the City’s international design competition for a new library and civic plaza at Green Square in 2013, emerging architects Stewart Hollenstein have been working closely with the City and community to develop their concept into an exciting new precinct for the Green Square community.

    Following community feedback on the concept design in 2013, and ongoing design development, a number of refinements have been made to the concept design, which are outlined below.

    Design will progress to a development application in mid 2014.  Construction is due to commence in 2015. View photos in the photo gallery and download the concept design from the document library.

    About the design

    A bold new plaza will front Botany Road to create flexible public space and transport hub surrounded by new retail, dining and residential development.  The plaza affords views to the east of the new Zetland Avenue and the Drying Green park, which will form the green lungs of the Green Square Town Centre.

    The new Green Square library is centrally located below the plaza, creating an open community living room with dynamic sunken gardens connecting the to the activity at ground level.  The sculptural architecture of the library punctuates the plaza surface to offer a café and grand entry.

    A slender tower rises from the main library floor giving views over the plaza and new town centre and contains flexible rooms for learning, reading, music and community use.

    Design Developments
    Since the competition, the design has been refined to a greater level of detail, including changes to the following:

    1. A shared pedestrian vehicle zone along the northern boundary of the plaza in lieu of a bus corridor;
    2. Simplified landscape with more clear open space for public enjoyment;
    3. Increased size of the glazed entry foyer for library and community events;
    4. Welcoming, accessible entry gradients at both sides of the plaza from Botany Road, increasing the connection to the town centre and the adjacent retail and dining;
    5. Deletion of sun lounges on tracks for improved seating flexibility and safety;
    6. Shifted position of the tower and triangle to improve the plaza spaces around the building;
    7. Improved acoustic treatments;
    8. Simplified library layout with more private study spaces and quiet zones in the main floor;
    9. Added floor level in the tower for community use;
    10. Increased storage;
    11. Improved café and access to public toilet on plaza level; and
    12. Increased specification of water proofing system to basement.

    Key  Elements

    The Green Square plaza: A civic square, including paved multifunctional space for events, and some soft landscaping.  During concept design, the plaza has been rationalised to offer greater clarity, wayfinding and functionality in the open space.  The effect of a clearing within an encircling grove of foliage sets up the plaza to visually connect Botany Road to the new easterly boulevard of Zetland Avenue and the Drying Green.  Importantly, the design retains good daylight access with appropriate summer shading on the sunnier southern side of the plaza.  The plaza design relates to the Zetland Avenue Boulevard, continuing a street edge structure of trees and footpath width along the northern boundary building line, this also anticipates light rail. The scope includes provision for transport corridor on the northern edge and allowance for a future light rail terminal.

    Library entry and foyer space: The main entry at the western end of the plaza is a tall glazed triangle pavilion clearly visible from Botany Road with doors facing the northern pedestrian route and train station.  The foyer includes a library welcome point, self-check-out computer, open reserve shelving and newspaper collection, this ensures that the entry experience is immediately a library experience and is not separated from the floor below.  It will be possible to open the Entry triangle while the main library floor is closed, meaning that, for example early morning book drop or reserve pick-up can be operated in extended hours with reduced staffing. The gallery foyer has been increased in size to make it useful for library or community functions such as book launches, exhibitions or community hub days.  The entry foyer includes lift access and grand staircase to the main floor below.

    Café in foyer: Included in the foyer is a café space designed to be commercially tenanted with seating for 50 patrons, liquor licence and with outdoor seating.  The café is integrated with the open plan foyer and is designed to allow a shared library and café experience.