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 will soon commence 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 will soon commence 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.

  • Sydney Water stormwater drain - review of environmental factors

    almost 3 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

    about 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

    about 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

    about 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

    over 3 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

    over 3 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

    over 3 years 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.