Green Square and City South

Green Square and City South

Boundaries and demographics

The Green Square and City South village covers the area from Waterloo and Alexandria in the north to Gardeners Road in the south, and from Southern Cross Drive in the east to Sydney Park in the west. A map of the area can be downloaded below.

The village group includes the suburbs of Zetland, Rosebery, Beaconsfield, the southern half of Waterloo and the majority of Alexandria. According to latest estimates 20,148 residents (10.98% of the City) and 25,039 workers (6.50% of the City) make up the local area.

Local history

Alexandria was the nation's largest industrial area in the mid-1950s and it was nicknamed ‘the Birmingham of Australia’.

Further to the west the suburb of St Peters produced most of the city's bricks with the kiln chimneys still standing in Sydney Park, now the City's largest parkland.

Beaconsfield is another suburb nearby with a long industrial tradition.

A full and fascinating history of the Green Square area is available for download below.

The villages today

While the area's proximity to air and port facilities means its industrial focus remains, more people are moving into this part of Sydney.

The ecologically minded Green Square urban renewal project hopes to house more than 33,000 residents in the area by 2021.

Further south, Rosebery is characterised by Californian bungalows on bigger blocks of land than those available further north.

Local research

Research is being undertaken by the City Futures Research Centre at the University of NSW, with the assistance of the City of Sydney, to find out about the experiences and desires of Green Square residents and workers. Thank you to those of you who filled out the survey - we'll be in touch with the findings soon.


2030 in Your Village: Green Square and City South

Last updated: Friday, 13 September 2013