Green Square community development
A new kind of neighbourhood
Green Square is one of the fastest growing areas in Sydney and one of our most diverse. According to 2011 census data:
- Green Square has a population of 13,295 living in 6,840 dwellings
- 36% of people come from countries where English is not the first language, with 10.6% from China
- residents are mostly employed full-time in professional, scientific and professional services
- households are mainly couples without children (28%) and single people (26%).
From the new vertical villages of Zetland to the historic houses of Rosebery, each suburb and precinct that makes up Green Square has a rich social history and a unique collection of stories. The area has been home to Aboriginal peoples and colonial settlers, a local industrial revolution and a diverse mix of workers and residents from all over the world. Read more about the area's past in our history booklet, available for download below.
To bring this diverse community together, our community development coordinator Cara Wood works to connect locals with community groups, events and programs. Make sure you contact her if you're interested in joining a group, setting up your own, or want to apply for a grant to run a project or event.
Once the centre for betting at the local racecourse, the Tote is now home to Green Square's Neighbourhood Service Centre and library. Visit the Tote and talk to our friendly customer service staff about rates, parking permits, waste collections and any local issues. Use the library to borrow books, read magazines and papers, and to use the internet and wifi. The Tote is currently undergoing renovations to make the building more accessible, find out more here.
If you've moved into an apartment in Green Square since 31 July, then you're eligile to pick up one of our welcome baskets. Packed full of handy information, the baskets include a local business pack, seeds from the Green Square Growers, a cookbook from the South East Neighbourhood Centre, City service listings and your very own hand-painted plant pot, courtesy of WEAVE.
To pick up your welcome basket, bring your driver’s licence or 2 pieces of identification with your new apartment address to the Tote, join up to the library and take your basket home!
Have your say
Green Square is undergoing a huge amount of development and the City wants to ensure you are consulted on major projects and are aware of opportunities to provide feedback and have your say. Make sure you visit our Sydney Your Say website regularly or sign up to the newsletter and Twitter to stay in touch about consultation opportunities in your area.
Have a chat about your area
The City is launching a new infohub to keep you up-to-date on the Green Square area.
Each month at the infohub, City staff, local business owners, developers and community groups will be available to answer your questions and provide information about Green Square. Make sure you come and visit, grab a refreshment and take the opportunity to build relationships and share ideas about your neighbourhood.
Where: Joynton Park community kiosk, Gadigal Avenue, Zetland
When: 2.30pm to 5pm on 11 January
Join the fun
There are already a number of active community groups in Green Square:
- If you have a green thumb, join the Green Square Growers and get planting.
- The Friends of Victoria Park will help you get to know your neighbours.
- The 'As Time Goes By' singing group meets Tuesdays 10am to 12pm in the Green Square Community Hall, no experience needed.
- Meet up in Joynton Park 8pm weekdays for mah jong, tai chi and informal English lessons.
- The community hub is an online resource run by a local community team to promote local events and programs
There are also many events throughout the year in the Green Square area – to find out more, visit our What's On page and search for the keywords 'Green Square'.
Community Development Coordinator
02 9265 firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: Monday, 9 December 2013