Green Square town centre streets network

Tree-lined boulevards, extra-wide footpaths and elegant bronze street furniture are transforming the heart of Green Square into a people-friendly destination.

The City has worked closely with utility companies, transport providers, commercial developers, the City’s expert design advisory panel and local residents and businesses to develop and refine the street network designs for the Green Square town centre.

Hundreds of new street trees, self-watering raingardens, bright LED lights and wayfinding signs highlighting the history of Green Square will make the area greener, safer and more attractive.

Works started in mid-2016 and will continue over the next 5 years as the rest of the town centre is developed.

Plans include creating several new streets, along with upgrades to existing streets.

People walking and riding bikes are being prioritised with pedestrian-only zones, separated cycleways and low-speed streets. Check out the map of cycleways for the Green Square urban renewal area. Green Square street network

Construction updates

Joynton Avenue upgrade and Zetland Avenue (east)

We've raised the level of Joynton Avenue between Hansard and Elizabeth streets by around 1.7 metres to minimise the risk of flash flooding.

At the same time, we’ve started work on the new Zetland Avenue. This will be a 36m wide tree-lined boulevard and a central transport corridor for all modes of transport. This stage of Zetland Avenue is the eastern section of the avenue from Joynton Avenue to Victoria Park Parade.

The team is undertaking service installations and preparing for deep drainage. Soon, traffic will be diverted during drainage works on Joynton Avenue. This will result in some pedestrian and traffic changes to accommodate a progressing work zone.

At all times, 2 lanes of traffic will be maintained and traffic controllers will guide vehicles safely around the area. Pedestrian access will also be temporarily diverted in some places but we will maintain access for pedestrians throughout the works.

Some night work may be required to complete this project. When dates of night work are confirmed we’ll notify nearby residents.

Works will take place from 8pm to 5am during this period. All noisy work will be completed before midnight. All other work will take place from 7.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday and 7.30am and 3.30pm on Saturday.

We expect all work on Joynton Avenue and Zetland Avenue (east) to be complete by the end of 2020.

Planning is also underway to build stormwater pipes under Joynton Avenue to mitigate smaller flood flows

We appreciate your patience and cooperation in following the safety signs around work sites during this period.

Contact: Green Square Community Relations on 1800 300 005 or

Portman Street upgrade and Zetland Avenue (west and mid)

The tender for the upgrade of Portman Street and construction of Zetland Avenue (mid and west) was approved by Council at its June 2020 meeting. Work is expected to start in late 2020.

The Portman Street upgrade works will include improved footpaths, a new two-way cycleway, street furniture and smart poles, garden beds, new traffic lights and signage, changes to parking, and installation of underground electrical lines.

We will also implement 1-way southbound travel for vehicles travelling on Portman Street between Geddes Avenue and Sonny Leonard Street.

Work on Zetland Avenue (west and mid) will include new signalised intersections at Portman Street, Paul Street and Joynton Avenue as well as new footpaths, parking spaces, road medians and planting of boulevard trees.

We expect the project to take about 15 to 18 months to complete.

Contact: Green Square Community Relations on 1800 300 005 or

Green Square to Ashmore connector

We are building a new street connecting Green Square to Ashmore.

The new street will connect Geddes Avenue in the Green Square town centre with Bowden Street in Alexandria. It will also link to Botany Road, O'Riordan Street and Bourke Road.

The road will include a separated cycleway, and provide better access for people walking and using public transport.

Building demolition works and bulk earth works between O’Riordan Street and Botany Road are now complete.

We expect the project to be complete in late 2022.

The street’s name will be chosen in line with community feedback closer to its completion date.

Contact: Green Square Community Relations on 1800 300 005 or

Botany Road streetscape upgrade

Work to upgrade a section of the east side of Botany Road next to the Green Square library is nearing completion.

Works include replacing the existing median, barricades and minor asphalt works to Botany Road.

We will also upgrade the public footway in front of the library and plaza, plant street trees, re-pave the footway and reinstate the bus stop and shelter.

In order to work safely and minimise traffic disruptions, Transport for NSW requires some work to take place at night. We will notify nearby residents before night work takes place.

We will take all steps to minimise any impact on you, however there will be some machinery noise, temporary restrictions to parking and alternate pedestrian access.

Contact: Tim George, City of Sydney Project Manager, on 02 9265 9703 or