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Green Square community development

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%).

To bring this diverse community together, our community development coordinator Anna Rigg works to connect locals with community groups, events and programs.

Make sure you contact Anna 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.

The Tote

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.

 Tote-library

Welcome home

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

Each second 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 April
  • Saturday 10 May
  • Saturday 14 June
  • Saturday 12 July
  • Saturday 9 August
  • Saturday 13 September.

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'.

taichi

Contacts

Anna Rigg
Community Development Coordinator02 9265 9333

Links

City of Sydney community profiles Sydney Your Say Green Square Growers Friends of Victoria Park Green Square Hub South East Neighbourhood Centre What's OnWEAVE

Last updated: Friday, 7 February 2014