New Community And High Rises Proposed Near Green Square


Sydney residents can have their say on a redevelopment near Green Square expected to house 2500 people that includes affordable rent and is expected to take 10-15 years to complete.

The proposed new community of over 1200 new homes sits moments away from the Green Square town centre and transport connections where two towers of 16 to 20 storeys would be permissible under the proposal.

The community is planned to be a "thriving food, arts and residential district in Waterloo," according to documents.

The City of Sydney has invited community feedback on draft planning controls to guide future redevelopment of the Danks Street South precinct in Waterloo, bound by Danks, Bourke, McEvoy and Morehead streets.

“Danks Street is already a lively, creative community and a popular food and arts destination,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said. “Redeveloping sites to the south of Danks Street has the potential to increase housing supply, including affordable housing for key workers, as well as creating new community facilities and vital open space. “New commercial and retail space could create more jobs in the area and mixed use zoning will allow for new childcare facilities to be built.”

The draft planning controls, currently on exhibition, will define the location and scale of new residential apartments, parks and open space, local roads and walking and cycling connections.

The planning proposal allows for:

  • Approx. 1,275 new homes, including affordable rental housing for key workers
  • Two new public parks providing more than 5,460 square metres of open space
  • A public plaza up to 1,500 square metres, integrating heritage-listed buildings
  • New streets with shared zones that prioritise walking and cycling.

Information and image: City of Sydney 

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