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.

  • 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.

  • New drainage infrastructure for Green Square

    over 3 years ago

    Our first major infrastructure project in Green Square is a new stormwater drainage system to be built in partnership with Sydney Water. The system will mitigate the risk of flooding through the town centre, with a new culvert running 2.5 kilometres from Epsom Park through the Green Square town centre, before connecting to the Alexandra Canal.

    It is envisaged that the construction of the culvert (full length) will be completed by 2017. Sydney Water will be notifying property owners and conducting site and geotechnical investigations from January 2014. Visit the Sydney Water website.


    Our first major infrastructure project in Green Square is a new stormwater drainage system to be built in partnership with Sydney Water. The system will mitigate the risk of flooding through the town centre, with a new culvert running 2.5 kilometres from Epsom Park through the Green Square town centre, before connecting to the Alexandra Canal.

    It is envisaged that the construction of the culvert (full length) will be completed by 2017. Sydney Water will be notifying property owners and conducting site and geotechnical investigations from January 2014. Visit the Sydney Water website.


  • Catch up at the Green Square Infohub

    over 3 years ago

    Come along to the City of Sydney's Green Square Infohub and chat to city staff, local business, developers and community groups about what's happening in your area.

    The next Infohub is on Saturday 8 March 2014 from 2.30pm at the Community Kiosk, Joynton Park, Gadigal Avenue, Zetland.

    For more information phone the City of Sydney on 9265 9333.

    Come along to the City of Sydney's Green Square Infohub and chat to city staff, local business, developers and community groups about what's happening in your area.

    The next Infohub is on Saturday 8 March 2014 from 2.30pm at the Community Kiosk, Joynton Park, Gadigal Avenue, Zetland.

    For more information phone the City of Sydney on 9265 9333.

  • Water savings for Green Square Town Centre

    almost 4 years ago

    Residents in the new Green Square Town Centre will reduce their use of drinking-quality water by using recycled storm water for their toilets and laundries plus enjoy cheaper bills following a major new agreement between the City of Sydney and a private water utility.  Green Square Water wholly owned by Flow Systems Pty Ltd, will use stormwater at 20 sites to service 7,000 residents and 8,500 workers in the fast-growing Green Square neighbourhood.

    Green Square Water will design, build and maintain the recycled water network using a parallel plumbing system installed in the new buildings, providing up to 900 kilolitres... Continue reading

    Residents in the new Green Square Town Centre will reduce their use of drinking-quality water by using recycled storm water for their toilets and laundries plus enjoy cheaper bills following a major new agreement between the City of Sydney and a private water utility.  Green Square Water wholly owned by Flow Systems Pty Ltd, will use stormwater at 20 sites to service 7,000 residents and 8,500 workers in the fast-growing Green Square neighbourhood.

    Green Square Water will design, build and maintain the recycled water network using a parallel plumbing system installed in the new buildings, providing up to 900 kilolitres of recycled water – just under half an Olympic-sized swimming pool – every day.

    The recycled water at Green Square will be cheaper than Sydney Water’s drinking water, so businesses and residents can expect an average $20 drop in their annual water bills.

    Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the project was an important step in drought proofing its future.

    “We’re pleased to be partnering with Green Square Water to make stormwater available for businesses and residents for the first time – and in a way that benefits the environment and is commercially viable,” the Lord Mayor said.

    “The City is already working hard to reduce mains water demand, increase recycled water use and improve stormwater quality. We are already bringing storm and rainwater harvesting and reuse programs to many of our parks and public buildings.

    “Every year, over 20 billion litres of stormwater flows out to sea from the city – that’s nearly the same amount we expect Sydneysiders to be consuming in total by 2030.”

    “Thanks to the City of Sydney we are able to deliver a step change in the way water is provided to homeowners and businesses in this important city hub,” Flow Chief Executive Officer and founder, Mr Terry Leckie said.

    “The Green Square Water project allows us to step into the future – to harness stormwater, purify it on site and reuse it to green gardens and sporting fields, plus air cooling, clothes washing and toilet flushing,” he said.

    “This sustainable way of living is the future.”

    Apartment dwellers are known as the highest consumers of drinking water but one third of what they use is either flushed down the toilet or used in the laundry.

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    Flow Systems will purify storm water using three processes: ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis and purification.

    Managing Director Terry Leckie said Green Square water is purified to the highest Australian standards with the Independent Regulatory and Pricing Tribunal and NSW Health monitoring the network to ensure it meets health and safety requirements.

    The recycled water will also be used to irrigate Matron Ruby Park on the old grounds of South Sydney Hospital and the planned library at Green Square.

    The project is the first of many being formulated under the City of Sydney’s Decentralised Water Master Plan and is being partially funded through the City and the Australian Government’s National Urban Water and Desalination Plan, part of the Water for the Future initiative.

    The City of Sydney is spending more than $400 million to provide infrastructure and community facilities for Green Square. Located four kilometres south of the city centre, the 278-hectare redevelopment zone takes in parts of five suburbs. By 2030 it is expected to be home to 50,000 residents.

  • Welcome baskets for new residents

    almost 4 years ago
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    Green Square is often referred to as the City of Sydney’s major urban development project area. Of course, those that live here simply call it home. We want to help you get to know Green Square, meet your new neighbours and find ways to explore your interests. We’ve partnered with local community groups, service providers and business including Martin Properties to put together the Green Square welcome basket. If you’ve moved into an apartment from July 1st, 2013, you’re eligible to take one home.

    The welcome basket is a great introduction to programs, resources, business and community organisations in the area. It... Continue reading

    Green Square is often referred to as the City of Sydney’s major urban development project area. Of course, those that live here simply call it home. We want to help you get to know Green Square, meet your new neighbours and find ways to explore your interests. We’ve partnered with local community groups, service providers and business including Martin Properties to put together the Green Square welcome basket. If you’ve moved into an apartment from July 1st, 2013, you’re eligible to take one home.

    The welcome basket is a great introduction to programs, resources, business and community organisations in the area. It is packed with gems including a locally made cook book, a ceramic flower pot painted by local kids with seeds from the Green Square Growers, bike and dogs resources and of course information of key City services.

    To pick up your welcome basket - Bring your driver’s license or two pieces of identification with your new apartment address to The Tote, 100 Joynton Avenue - Join up to the library and provide your contact details so we can invite you to end of year event - Take your basket home! There are a limited number of these baskets so come and visit the Tote today. Thank you, and on behalf of the many exciting groups, programs and partnerships underway in Green Square, we all look forward to meeting you.


  • Green Square Christmas Party

    5 months ago
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    Join us in celebrating the festive season with a fun-filled family Christmas Party. There’ll be carols, craft, children’s activities, a BBQ and much more. Bring along your picnic blanket and best singing voices. Thursday 12 December 5.30-8pm Green Square Library, 100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland. Bookings not required.

    Join us in celebrating the festive season with a fun-filled family Christmas Party. There’ll be carols, craft, children’s activities, a BBQ and much more. Bring along your picnic blanket and best singing voices. Thursday 12 December 5.30-8pm Green Square Library, 100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland. Bookings not required.

  • Work to refurbish the Tote

    almost 4 years ago

    Work has now started on the upgrade to the Green Square Library and Customer Service Centre, the ‘Tote’.

    The Tote at 100 Joynton Avenue in Zetland is an important community hub, and we’re improving the building to make it accessible for everyone.

    A new lift will provide access to the second and third floors. These floors will be fitted out for a range of community uses, such as arts and crafts, meetings, classes and seminars and gentle exercise. These renovated spaces will have kitchen facilities.

    The ground floor public space will be reconfigured, enlarging the reading room and computer area. 

    The... Continue reading

    Work has now started on the upgrade to the Green Square Library and Customer Service Centre, the ‘Tote’.

    The Tote at 100 Joynton Avenue in Zetland is an important community hub, and we’re improving the building to make it accessible for everyone.

    A new lift will provide access to the second and third floors. These floors will be fitted out for a range of community uses, such as arts and crafts, meetings, classes and seminars and gentle exercise. These renovated spaces will have kitchen facilities.

    The ground floor public space will be reconfigured, enlarging the reading room and computer area. 

    The renovations have been planned to respect the heritage value of the building and work will comply with heritage guidelines. Work will start in October and should finish by early 2014.

    Open for business

    During the renovations, your library and customer service will remain open. However, we will have to reduce some services and the building may be a little noisier than usual.

    The book collection will be reduced, but you’ll still be able to order books from other branches, return books and enjoy the magazines and papers. A computer will be available as well as wifi, but the number of desks will be reduced. Customer Service can still look after most of your customer needs, except for busking permits, the onsite planner and JP services.

    For a quieter spot to study or work during the renovations, visit the closest alternate library:

    Waterloo Library, 770 Elizabeth Street Open: Monday to Thursday (10am–6pm), Friday (10am–5pm) and Saturday (11am–4pm).

    The closest alternate customer service centre is:

    Redfern Neighbourhood Services Centre, 158 Redfern Street Open: Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) and Saturday (9am–noon).