Open spaces and parks in Green Square

As Green Square grows and more people move in, parks and open spaces will become increasingly important. We are delivering a range of new open spaces and parks in Green Square.

Previously, we have invited your feedback on new green and open spaces including:

As Green Square grows and more people move in, parks and open spaces will become increasingly important. We are delivering a range of new open spaces and parks in Green Square.

Previously, we have invited your feedback on new green and open spaces including:

  • Report-back - new park and green link at North Rosebery

    6 days ago
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    Thanks to everyone who had their say on the plans for a new park and green link at North Rosebery. In November and December last year we asked for your feedback on a new park and green link as part of the private development of 25–55 Rothschild Avenue and 5–13 Rosebery Avenue, Rosebery.

    It was great to speak with residents at the drop-in session at Sweetacres Park on 26 November. We also received submissions on our consultation hub, SydneyYourSay.com.au

    People loved the fact that the existing fig trees would be retained to form the new green link. They... Continue reading

    Thanks to everyone who had their say on the plans for a new park and green link at North Rosebery. In November and December last year we asked for your feedback on a new park and green link as part of the private development of 25–55 Rothschild Avenue and 5–13 Rosebery Avenue, Rosebery.

    It was great to speak with residents at the drop-in session at Sweetacres Park on 26 November. We also received submissions on our consultation hub, SydneyYourSay.com.au

    People loved the fact that the existing fig trees would be retained to form the new green link. They also liked the north/south connections the green link will offer to pedestrians and cyclists.

    In the park design, shaded play areas for children, the BBQ and picnic area, and an open lawn with native planting were popular elements of the design. People also loved the table tennis tables and multipurpose court.

    Other key pieces of feedback we received included safety measures for the children’s playground, plenty of shade, and questions about whether the park would be dog friendly (including dog-friendly water fountains).

    All of the feedback received will be considered by the City and will inform the next stage of design development.

    We’ll keep you posted on the progress of this park, which may be constructed as part of a Voluntary Planning Agreement with private developments.
  • Your feedback on a new park and green link at North Rosebery

    4 months ago
    The City of Sydney invites your feedback on a proposed park and green link, as part of the private development of 25–55 Rothschild Avenue and 5–13 Rosebery Avenue, Rosebery.
    This development will transform a former industrial estate into a new residential neighbourhood in Green Square.

    The proposed 5,600 square metre park will be bordered by two existing streets and a new street. The design includes:
    •a large open lawn and native plants
    •barbecue and picnic areas
    •shaded play spaces for children
    •table tennis tables and a multi-purpose sports court
    •an amenities block with public toilets
    •a plaza space for community... Continue reading

    The City of Sydney invites your feedback on a proposed park and green link, as part of the private development of 25–55 Rothschild Avenue and 5–13 Rosebery Avenue, Rosebery.
    This development will transform a former industrial estate into a new residential neighbourhood in Green Square.

    The proposed 5,600 square metre park will be bordered by two existing streets and a new street. The design includes:
    •a large open lawn and native plants
    •barbecue and picnic areas
    •shaded play spaces for children
    •table tennis tables and a multi-purpose sports court
    •an amenities block with public toilets
    •a plaza space for community events, market stalls, food trucks and informal skating
    •adjoining shops with outdoor seating.

    The proposed 4,700 square metre green link for people walking and riding will connect Rosebery Avenue with Stedman and Spring streets and the new Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre on Joynton Avenue.

    The site for the green link contains several mature fig trees, which will remain. The design includes:
    •a lawn, picnic tables and seating
    •fitness stations
    •a path for people walking or riding bikes
    •raised walkways among the existing fig trees
    •creative lighting.

    Your feedback on the proposal
    We invite you to a community drop-in session at Sweetacres Park, corner of Mentmore Avenue and Cressy Street, Rosebery on Saturday 26 November from 10am to midday.

    You’ll be able to see the concept designs, ask questions and give your feedback to City staff.


    This park and green link will be delivered by Meriton as part of a planning agreement, and then handed over to the City of Sydney. These works will be delivered as part of a future phase of the development.
  • Lawns, fields and places to play

    9 months ago

    Thanks to everyone who had their say on the designs for two new parks coming to Green Square.

    Over the last few months we have asked for your feedback on a new pocket park at 904 Bourke Street, Zetland, and a much bigger space at Garraway Park in Rosebery.

    It was great to speak with lots of residents at the Have Your Say day, and we received lots of interest on our consultation hub, SydneyYourSay.com.au

    People loved the central lawn, fig tree lookout, zig zag pathway and use of native species in the Bourke Street Design.

    For Garraway... Continue reading

    Thanks to everyone who had their say on the designs for two new parks coming to Green Square.

    Over the last few months we have asked for your feedback on a new pocket park at 904 Bourke Street, Zetland, and a much bigger space at Garraway Park in Rosebery.

    It was great to speak with lots of residents at the Have Your Say day, and we received lots of interest on our consultation hub, SydneyYourSay.com.au

    People loved the central lawn, fig tree lookout, zig zag pathway and use of native species in the Bourke Street Design.

    For Garraway Park, at more 8,000 sq metres, people were very excited about a new kick about area, sports field and play equipment. A circulation path and children’s bicycle loop was another popular part of the design.

    All of the feedback received will be considered by the City and will inform the next stage of design development.

    We’ve had lots of feedback about places to play sport, and skate, which is also being considered as part of our park design and future planning for the area.

    We’ll keep you posted on the progress of these parks, which will be constructed as part of Voluntary Planning Agreements with private developments.

  • Review of environmental factors for Dyuralya Square, Waterloo

    10 months ago

    We invite your feedback on a review of environmental factors for Dyuralya Square, a new public square at 7–19 Amelia Street in Waterloo. We will also install a new footpath and cycleway next to Dyuralya Square. This work is part of a plan to develop Gadigal Avenue from Lachlan Street to O’Dea Avenue.

    The review is an environmental impact assessment of key engineering, environmental and planning factors including geotechnical and contamination, as well as landscape and visual, hydrology and flooding. It recommends measures to reduce the impacts of these during construction and operation of the proposed works.

    About Dyuralya Square

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    We invite your feedback on a review of environmental factors for Dyuralya Square, a new public square at 7–19 Amelia Street in Waterloo. We will also install a new footpath and cycleway next to Dyuralya Square. This work is part of a plan to develop Gadigal Avenue from Lachlan Street to O’Dea Avenue.

    The review is an environmental impact assessment of key engineering, environmental and planning factors including geotechnical and contamination, as well as landscape and visual, hydrology and flooding. It recommends measures to reduce the impacts of these during construction and operation of the proposed works.

    About Dyuralya Square

    Dyuralya Square will be a community meeting place with flexible spaces for small events, markets and performance spaces. The design includes paved areas, a green lawn, a water feature, public art, trees and colourful garden beds. The urban square has been designed to complement the proposed future light rail stop of Gadigal Avenue. The concept design was open for community consultation in May 2015.

    Your feedback on the review

    To view and provide feedback on the review of environmental factors, please see the documents on this page by 4 July 2016.

    You can also post feedback to:
    Chief Executive Officer
    Attention: David White, Senior Development Planner
    City of Sydney
    GPO Box 1591, Sydney, NSW 2001

    For more information, please contact David White, Senior Development Planner on 02 9265 9333 or email dwhite@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au


  • New open space on the South Sydney Hospital site

    almost 2 years ago
    We have previously shown the design for the new childcare facility, creative hub, Matron Ruby Grant Park, community garden, community shed and Green Infrastructure Centre at the former South Sydney Hospital site at 3 Joynton Avenue, Zetland.

    We are now seeking your feedback on the proposed OPEN SPACE around the existing Administration Building, within the South Sydney Hospital Site.

    The facilities proposed within the Administration Building Surrounds Open Space include:
    • Local scale playground for children aged 0-7 years;
    • Active play space (for example space for ball games, basketball and/or netball hoop, skate elements... Continue reading

    We have previously shown the design for the new childcare facility, creative hub, Matron Ruby Grant Park, community garden, community shed and Green Infrastructure Centre at the former South Sydney Hospital site at 3 Joynton Avenue, Zetland.

    We are now seeking your feedback on the proposed OPEN SPACE around the existing Administration Building, within the South Sydney Hospital Site.

    The facilities proposed within the Administration Building Surrounds Open Space include:
    • Local scale playground for children aged 0-7 years;
    • Active play space (for example space for ball games, basketball and/or netball hoop, skate elements and table tennis).
    • A shared driveway which will function as the primary pedestrian, bicycle and slow vehicle route to allow maintenance vehicle, delivery access and overfl ow childcare drop-off/pick-up;
    • A new public artwork; and
    • New trees, planting and lighting.

    The former South Sydney Hospital Site is owned by the City of Sydney Council. The City is redeveloping the site in line with the Green Square Town Centre. The South Sydney Hospital Site’s revitalisation will include the adaptive reuse of several heritage buildings and provide a range of community facilities and new open spaces. This will create a new and lively quarter, not only for Green Square but also surrounding neighbourhoods.

  • The heart of the Lachlan precinct

    almost 2 years ago

    Dyuralya Square can be defined as the civic square and ‘heart’ of the Lachlan precinct. The urban space will serve to compliment the transport corridor of Gadigal Avenue and form a contrast to the local green parks of The Rope Walk and Wulaba Park.


    Dyuralya Square can be defined as the civic square and ‘heart’ of the Lachlan precinct. The urban space will serve to compliment the transport corridor of Gadigal Avenue and form a contrast to the local green parks of The Rope Walk and Wulaba Park.


  • A local backyard for residents

    almost 2 years ago

    Mulgu Park is a proposed future park situated within the Epsom Precinct, adjacent to the Green Square Town Centre. Mulgu Park is one of a range of regional and local parks to be developed in the Precinct. These parks will provide a range of facilities and programs including active sports, children’s play facilities catering for all ages from toddlers to teens, and temporary uses such as outdoor markets and performance.

    Historically the precinct was part of the Waterloo swamp that housed a rich environment of indigenous flora and fauna. This served as a hunting ground for
    the the local Gadigal... Continue reading

    Mulgu Park is a proposed future park situated within the Epsom Precinct, adjacent to the Green Square Town Centre. Mulgu Park is one of a range of regional and local parks to be developed in the Precinct. These parks will provide a range of facilities and programs including active sports, children’s play facilities catering for all ages from toddlers to teens, and temporary uses such as outdoor markets and performance.

    Historically the precinct was part of the Waterloo swamp that housed a rich environment of indigenous flora and fauna. This served as a hunting ground for
    the the local Gadigal People of the Eora Nation. Industries were attracted to the area from very early on during the start of the European settlement. Dams
    were constructed, and the site of Mulgu Park was part of what was called the Upper Dam. By 1908 the whole swamp and dams were filled and leveled for the Victoria Park race course.

    Redevelopment in the 1950’s of the southern end of the race track transformed the area into automobile manufacturers. Currently Mulgu Park forms part of a privately owned car dealership and is approximately 2,750 square metres in size. This is equivalent in scale to the area of the neighbouring Tote Park, located to the north in the Victoria Park Precinct. The park will be framed by residential apartment buildings that are typically six storeys in height. There are shared zones and through-site links on Chimes St that connect nearby live/work units for light commercial on ground floor levels.

    Due its proximity and location away from any major transport hubs or retail activity, Mulgu Park will perform as a local ‘backyard’ for the surrounding residents.