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 greensquarehub.com. You can also contact Maria Pavlides from the consultation team on 9265 9047 or email sydneyyoursay@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au


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 greensquarehub.com. You can also contact Maria Pavlides from the consultation team on 9265 9047 or email sydneyyoursay@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au


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  • Development Application: Green Square Town Centre Library and Plaza

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    A development application for the Green Square Town Centre Library and Plaza has been lodged with Council and is open for feedback before 28 August.   

    The proposed works include earthworks, remediation and construction as well as the use of a predominantly underground single storey library incorporating an entry triangle with licenced cafe, sunken garden, sunken amphitheatre and a narrow seven storey library tower element. 

    Works also include public domain improvements through the establishment of the public plaza, a shared access zone, signage and public art. Approval is also sought for the use of the library and plaza area for....Read more

    A development application for the Green Square Town Centre Library and Plaza has been lodged with Council and is open for feedback before 28 August.   

    The proposed works include earthworks, remediation and construction as well as the use of a predominantly underground single storey library incorporating an entry triangle with licenced cafe, sunken garden, sunken amphitheatre and a narrow seven storey library tower element. 

    Works also include public domain improvements through the establishment of the public plaza, a shared access zone, signage and public art. Approval is also sought for the use of the library and plaza area for events and gatherings. 

    For more information, visit the City of Sydney website

    by Community Engagement 06 Aug 2014, 11:59 AM
  • Have a chat about your area

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    On the 2nd Saturday of the month the City's infohub keeps you up-to-date with City staff, local business owners, developers and community groups answering your questions and providing information about Green Square.

    Make sure you come and visit, grab a coffee and something to eat at the Green Square Markets and take the opportunity to build relationships and share ideas about your neighbourhood.

    Where: Joynton Park community kiosk, Gadigal Avenue, Zetland
    When:  10am to 1pm on the dates listed below.

    • Saturday 12 July
    • Saturday 9 August
    • Saturday 13 September

    On the 2nd Saturday of the month the City's infohub keeps you up-to-date with City staff, local business owners, developers and community groups answering your questions and providing information about Green Square.

    Make sure you come and visit, grab a coffee and something to eat at the Green Square Markets and take the opportunity to build relationships and share ideas about your neighbourhood.

    Where: Joynton Park community kiosk, Gadigal Avenue, Zetland
    When:  10am to 1pm on the dates listed below.

    • Saturday 12 July
    • Saturday 9 August
    • Saturday 13 September
    by Community Engagement 31 Jul 2014, 11:47 AM
  • Sweetacres Park and Sweet Street Naming Proposal

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    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.

    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

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    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.



    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?

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    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

    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

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    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

    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 bike riders can pick up a voucher for a free coffee from one of the many cafés along the cycleway from Zetland to Redfern.

    Bike riders who collect a stamp at Prince Alfred Park and Joynton Park can go into a draw to win a bike package worth $1,000, a Magellan bike computer or multi-visit passes to Prince Alfred Park Pool.

    The regular Saturday Green Square Markets are also on at Joynton Park from 9am–2pm with bike mechanics available at both parks on the day.

    Free bike maintenance and cycling courses run every week at Sydney Park and Joynton Park in Green Square.


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

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    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. 

    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

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    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:

    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:

    (Don’t forget to pop by the markets while you’re there and stock up on fresh produce for the weekend!)

    We’ll be asking for your feedback on:

    • the entries to the Gunyama Park and Green Square Aquatic Centre design competition;
    • the proposal to use the name ‘Green Square’ for the new town centre; and
    • ideas for the creative centre at the former South Sydney Hospital site.

    We’ll also be providing information on:

    • the library and plaza design;
    • a new childcare centre;
    • private development; and
    • a joint UNSW and City of Sydney Survey on what life is like in Green Square.

    This is a terrific opportunity to stay up-to-date and get involved in some of this area’s most exciting projects.




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

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    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

    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 and concerns and encourage grassroots initiatives. 

    The survey should take 15-20 minutes to complete. Once you have completed the survey, don’t forget to enter your details for a chance to win a dinner at a local restaurant of your choice to the value of $200.

    There is an English and simplified Chinese version of the survey.

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

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    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.  

    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