Big steps for Green Square

Green Square is Australia's biggest urban renewal project. The City will invest more than $500 million in the area to make sure it is a beautiful, sustainable and well-functioning neighbourhood.

Demolition work is continuing at former South Sydney Hospital site and should be completed in July. The former Administration Building will accommodate green infrastructure, including a trigeneration plant for electricity, heating and cooling, and a system to harvest and recycle stormwater.

Shortly, we will unveil the winning design for Green Square's new $45 million Library and Plaza. The international design competition attracted 168 entries from around the world, and the winner is sure to inspire people to think differently about Green Square.

When completed in 2030, the new neighbourhood on the city's southern edge will be home to 40,000 residents and around 22,000 jobs.

Good transport connections are essential to the success of Green Square, and we are developing a separated cycleway along George Street from Bourke Street to Waterloo and Redfern, Prince Alfred Park and Central Station.

Tenders for the construction of the cycleway will be discussed at the next Council meeting in February, and construction should begin in March.

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