New streets in the Green Square Town Centre

A series of new streets are being delivered in the Green Square Town Centre adjacent to the Green Square railway station.

The new street network will include green and vibrant spaces with footpaths and cycleways that will invite the community to walk and cycle to the new retail and shopping, parks, community facilities, shopping and transport.

The streets will connect residents, workers and visitors to the greater Green Square area and on to wider Sydney.

Work on new and upgraded streets in Zetland -September 2016

The City is planning to upgrade Joynton Avenue, Zetland, between Elizabeth Street and Hansard Street. See the news article below and concept designs in our document library. You can also come along to our Information Day at Mary O'Brien Reserve on Joynton Avenue from 10am - 1pm on Saturday 8 October 2016. Submit your feedback in person or on this page before 17 October 2016.


About the new street network

Each street will have its own function and character:

  • Zetland Avenue - A grand tree-lined boulevard creates an east-west spine and sets a distinctly green character for the town centre
  • Ebsworth Street - A high street that features calmed traffic and wide pavements for outdoor dining and a vibrant street life whilst catering for the everyday servicing of the precinct
  • A network of traffic calmed and pedestrianised small streets,
  • Tree lined residential streets, and
  • Connector streets, that link the centre into the surrounding road network.
Other key features of the streets:
  • An east-west bus route with centrally located bus stops
  • Separated cycleways
  • Accessible design
  • Stormwater rain gardens, and
  • High quality pavements with stone kerbs and elegant street lighting.

On this page you can explore the images showing the designs for the new streets and maps showing the new street and cycleway network.

A series of new streets are being delivered in the Green Square Town Centre adjacent to the Green Square railway station.

The new street network will include green and vibrant spaces with footpaths and cycleways that will invite the community to walk and cycle to the new retail and shopping, parks, community facilities, shopping and transport.

The streets will connect residents, workers and visitors to the greater Green Square area and on to wider Sydney.

Work on new and upgraded streets in Zetland -September 2016

The City is planning to upgrade Joynton Avenue, Zetland, between Elizabeth Street and Hansard Street. See the news article below and concept designs in our document library. You can also come along to our Information Day at Mary O'Brien Reserve on Joynton Avenue from 10am - 1pm on Saturday 8 October 2016. Submit your feedback in person or on this page before 17 October 2016.


About the new street network

Each street will have its own function and character:

  • Zetland Avenue - A grand tree-lined boulevard creates an east-west spine and sets a distinctly green character for the town centre
  • Ebsworth Street - A high street that features calmed traffic and wide pavements for outdoor dining and a vibrant street life whilst catering for the everyday servicing of the precinct
  • A network of traffic calmed and pedestrianised small streets,
  • Tree lined residential streets, and
  • Connector streets, that link the centre into the surrounding road network.
Other key features of the streets:
  • An east-west bus route with centrally located bus stops
  • Separated cycleways
  • Accessible design
  • Stormwater rain gardens, and
  • High quality pavements with stone kerbs and elegant street lighting.

On this page you can explore the images showing the designs for the new streets and maps showing the new street and cycleway network.

  • Work on new and upgraded streets in Zetland

    about 19 hours ago
    The City of Sydney is upgrading streets in Zetland to improve safety, increase walking and cycling connections, and manage flood risks in this fast-growing suburb.

    These works are part of our program to deliver a network of new and upgraded streets that will connect people to and from the new Green Square town centre and to wider Sydney.

    We invite you to view the plans on this page or come to an information day on Saturday 8 October to hear more about our work in the area.

    Joynton Avenue works
    We will raise the level of the road on Joynton... Continue reading

    The City of Sydney is upgrading streets in Zetland to improve safety, increase walking and cycling connections, and manage flood risks in this fast-growing suburb.

    These works are part of our program to deliver a network of new and upgraded streets that will connect people to and from the new Green Square town centre and to wider Sydney.

    We invite you to view the plans on this page or come to an information day on Saturday 8 October to hear more about our work in the area.

    Joynton Avenue works
    We will raise the level of the road on Joynton Avenue by up to 1.7 metres to minimise the risk of flash flooding. This work is alongside the new Green Square stormwater drain project by Sydney Water and the City of Sydney. The new street level will also allow for future light rail to Green Square.

    A new tree-lined boulevard, Zetland Avenue, will connect Joynton Avenue to the new Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre. This new street will feature wide footpaths and continuous off-road bike paths.

    Joynton Avenue will have new traffic signals at Elizabeth Street and Zetland Avenue, and a signalised pedestrian and bike crossing between Zetland Avenue and Hansard Street.

    We expect to start construction in 2017 and finish in late 2018, depending on the weather. Improving safety at Elizabeth Street intersection is a priority, so the new traffic signals are fast-tracked for early delivery and we expect to complete these by early 2017.

    Replacing street trees on Joynton Avenue
    To complete these works, we need to remove 33 street trees along this section of Joynton Avenue. We have worked hard to minimise the loss of any trees. Most of these trees are lemon-scented gums. These will be replaced with lemon-scented gums.

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

    South Sydney Hospital heritage wall
    The heritage boundary wall on Joynton Avenue at the former South Sydney Hospital site will be raised early next year ahead of the rest of the street works in the second half of 2017.

    The works will be undertaken in two stages:
    •Stage 1 will include removing the sandstone capping, raising brick courses and a mass concrete retaining structure on the inside of the wall.

    •Stage 2 will include reinstating the sandstone capping in late 2017 or early 2018.

    Elizabeth Street raised pedestrian crossing

    In August, the City started work on a raised pedestrian crossing on Elizabeth Street. This crossing will improve safety and access between the Victoria Park residential precinct, bus stops on Elizabeth Street and Green Square station. The crossing will be open for use by October 2016.

    New cycling and walking connections
    The Green Square town centre will feature a network of new streets and cycleways for residents and visitors to walk or ride easily and safely through the area.
    We’re building more bike routes in Green Square than in any other part of Sydney, with links from four directions leading to the town centre.

    The proposed Green Square to Randwick link will create more bike riding and walking opportunities for people of all ages and abilities as part of the Randwick to Marrickville regional bike route. It will also provide more space for people walking and riding bikes on Joynton Avenue and Epsom Road.

    More information
    We invite you to an information day at Mary O’Brien Reserve, Joynton Avenue (corner Tilford Street) in Zetland on Saturday 8 October from 10am to 1pm, where you can see the proposals, ask questions and give feedback to City staff.

    For more information about this project, please contact Adam McInnes on 02 9265 9333 or email amcinnes@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.
  • People first on Green Square’s new streets

    6 months ago

    Tree-lined boulevards, extra-wide footpaths and elegant bronze street furniture will transform the heart of Green Square into a people-friendly destination.

    Under new plans released by the City of Sydney for the network of streets in the Green Square town centre, walkers and bike riders will be prioritised with pedestrian-only zones, separated cycleways and low-speed streets.

    Hundreds of new street trees, self-watering rain gardens, bright LED lights and wayfinding signs highlighting the history of Green Square will also make the area safer, greener and more people-friendly.

    Lord Mayor Clover Moore said Green Square was one of the fastest-growing areas in NSW,... Continue reading

    Tree-lined boulevards, extra-wide footpaths and elegant bronze street furniture will transform the heart of Green Square into a people-friendly destination.

    Under new plans released by the City of Sydney for the network of streets in the Green Square town centre, walkers and bike riders will be prioritised with pedestrian-only zones, separated cycleways and low-speed streets.

    Hundreds of new street trees, self-watering rain gardens, bright LED lights and wayfinding signs highlighting the history of Green Square will also make the area safer, greener and more people-friendly.

    Lord Mayor Clover Moore said Green Square was one of the fastest-growing areas in NSW, and creating a safe and connected network of streets that were destinations in their own right was essential.

    “When the Green Square town centre is complete, it will be home to around 7,500 residents and 8,600 workers,” the Lord Mayor said.

    “We want to make sure the area is easy and enjoyable to get around, whether you’re travelling by foot, bike, public transport or car.

    “These plans put people first on Green Square’s streets, making the town centre a lively, accessible and welcoming place for everyone.”

    The City has committed $540 million over the next 10 years for the delivery of the town centre, a 13-hectare site at the centre of the Green Square development area.

    In addition to extensive streetscaping and infrastructure works, the City is building world-class community facilities, including an aquatic centre, library and plaza, childcare centre, creative arts hub and three more public parks.

    The City has worked closely with utility companies, transport providers, commercial developers, the City’s expert design advisory panel and local residents and businesses over the last two years to develop and refine the designs for the town centre streets.

    Works are expected to begin mid-2016 and will continue over the next three years as the rest of the town centre is developed.

    Plans include the creation of several new streets, along with upgrades to existing streets:

    • Zetland Avenue –this important east-west connection is a 36-metre wide, tree-lined boulevard that will link the library and plaza, creative arts hub, parklands and several residential and commercial developments. More than nine metres on each side of the road will provide space for new footpaths, separated cycleways, parking bays and an avenue of broad-canopy trees, while new traffic lights will be installed at the intersections with Portman Street and Joynton Avenue. The plans for Zetland Avenue also allow for the future construction of light rail through the area, which has been identified as a high-priority project by Infrastructure Australia.
    • Ebsworth Street – connecting Bourke Street in the north and Zetland Avenue in the east, this ‘high street’ of the Green Square precinct will feature wide footpaths, pedestrian crossings, street furniture and new garden beds.
    • Botany Road – an upgrade of the eastern side of Botany Road will see new traffic lights installed at the intersection with Geddes Avenue. The bus layover and shelter area fronting the Green Square plaza will be adjusted to improve pedestrian access, and new kerbs, paving, street lights and trees will be added.
    • Geddes Avenue – connecting Botany Road in the west and Portman Street in the east, this street will feature a cycleway separated from traffic lanes by a wide median strip with kerbside garden beds, elms and gums.
    • Portman Street – a full upgrade of this important north-south street will see a separated cycleway on the eastern side connect to the existing George Street cycleway and onwards into the city centre. New native trees will help link this upgraded section of the street to the existing northern section.
    • Small streets –pedestrians will be prioritised in several small streets including Barker Street, Tweed Place, Hinchcliffe Street, Woolpack Street and Fellmonger Place. As well as new paving, low kerbs, pole-top lighting and tree planting, some areas will be fully pedestrianised while others will feature paved roadways to calm traffic and support pedestrian activity.

    The 278-hectare Green Square development area includes the suburbs of Beaconsfield and Zetland, and parts of Rosebery, Alexandria and Waterloo.

    The area will eventually have 30,500 new dwellings, including about 10,000 now under assessment or construction. When fully completed, Green Square will have a population of up to 61,000 people, and provide around 21,000 permanent jobs – many of which will be in the new town centre.