Have your say on new Green Square parks

Green Square residents will have the chance to shape the look of two new parks at the City of Sydney’s Have Your Say community day later this month.

The drop-in information session will be held at the East Village Shopping Centre on Saturday 21 May. City staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about the parks, streets, community facilities and construction program for the Green Square town centre.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the session would be a great opportunity for Green Square residents to give their feedback on the City’s plans for their area.

“We think it’s really important to give people who live and work in the area, and people moving in, a chance to help shape our new parks in Green Square,” the Lord Mayor said.

“This is a chance to learn about what’s planned in the area and make suggestions on what’s best for this fast-growing community.

“The session will focus on the designs for two new parks for the area – a pocket park on Bourke Street in Zetland and Garraway Park in North Rosebery.

“Green Square is one of Australia’s fastest-growing urban development areas – when completed, the precinct will be home to more than 61,000 residents and 21,000 workers. These parks are among more than 15 new parks and open spaces we’re providing for the neighbourhood.”

The new park at 904 Bourke Street is being planned as a flexible open space with a central lawn ideal for picnics and socialising, ball games, exercise and garden play.

Garraway Park will be part of a proposed development that will transform the former industrial estate of North Rosebery into a residential neighbourhood. Plans for the park include fitness stations, BBQ facilities, public artworks, children’s play spaces and a large playing field.

The City has committed $540 million over the next 10 years on extensive infrastructure and streetscaping works throughout the Green Square town centre.

This includes new community facilities such as an aquatic centre, library and plaza, childcare centre, creative hub and new parks and open spaces.

The 278-hectare Green Square development 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.

Green Square Have Your Say day

When:             10am–2pm on Saturday 21 May 2016
Where:            East Village Shopping Centre, 4 Defries Avenue, Zetland

Free children’s activities will be held onsite to ensure Green Square’s youngest residents can also enjoy the day.