Green Square

Green Square is a fast-growing urban redevelopment area which includes  the suburbs of Waterloo, Zetland, Beaconsfield and parts of Alexandria  and Rosebery. The City of Sydney is working on priority projects to  ensure development and growth in the Green Square area is matched with  quality community facilities, open space and parks, and transport  connections.

For general information on Green Square you can visit the City of Sydney's website and for the latest community news, check out the Green Square community hub at You can also contact Maria Pavlides from the consultation team on 9265 9047 or email

News Feed

  • Sweetacres Park and Sweet Street Naming Proposal


    A residential development is underway at 26-56 Rothschild Ave, Rosebery on the former site of the Sweetacres confectionery factory. This factory made the classic Australian sweets Fantales, Minties and Jaffas.

    The development includes a new street connecting Rothschild and Mentmore avenues, and a new 5000 sq m park and playground.

    We are proposing to name the new street 'Sweet Street' and the park 'Sweetacres Park' to reflect the site's industrial heritage.

    You can comment on the proposed names before 4 August 2014.

    by Community Engagement 04 Jul 2014, 03:35 PM
  • Green Square Aquatic Centre Design Competition finalists announced


    We invited architects and landscape architects to enter a design competition to create a new park and aquatic leisure centre for the Green Square area. The 5 finalists have now been chosen by the competition jury.(External link) The finalists will refine their entries in the next stage of the competition and the winner will be announced later this year.

    by Community Engagement 18 Jun 2014, 08:48 AM
  • Do you have a great idea?

    Do you have a great idea to get more people on two wheels?

    Could you inspire your community to ride to school or work, or just for fun, with a website, workshop, event or program?

    The City can ‘match’ your volunteer time with up to $10,000 in cash through our Community Matching Grants Program.

    Join us to explore new ideas at a free collaborative breakfast workshop:

    9am – 11am
    Saturday 28 June 2014
    Tote Building
    100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

    For more information call 02 9265 9333

    by Community Engagement 11 Jun 2014, 11:33 AM
  • New bike connection from Green Square to the city


    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....Read more

    by Community Engagement 10 Jun 2014, 04:35 PM
  • Thank you!


    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. 

    by Community Engagement 10 Jun 2014, 11:45 AM
  • Have your say on Green Square


    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:

    by Community Engagement 02 May 2014, 12:03 PM
  • Green Square Community Survey


    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....Read more

    by Community Engagement 30 Apr 2014, 01:42 PM
  • Seeking new creative life for old Royal South Sydney Hospital


    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.  

    by Community Engagement 30 Apr 2014, 09:41 AM
  • Sydney Water stormwater drain - review of environmental factors


    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.

    by Community Engagement 29 Apr 2014, 04:25 PM
  • Wulaba Park Design Feedback


    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....Read more

    by Community Engagement 21 Mar 2014, 03:59 PM