Better streets and spaces

Shovel ready: Construction to begin on Green Square Public School and community spaces

Preparing to break ground on our upcoming public facilities.

City of Sydney Green Square School

Hutchinson Builders has been awarded the construction contract with work at the site to soon begin.

The new primary school will provide learning spaces for 600 children in one of Australia's fastest growing neighbourhoods.

Shared spaces for students during the day and the wider community outside of school hours are also on the way.

Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell with Lord Mayor Clover Moore
Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell with Lord Mayor Clover Moore

These include a communal hall with removable stage, a flexible large room with a sprung timber floor, a court for basketball and netball games, and a courtyard where locals can relax.

Two additional dedicated community spaces with separate access from Zetland Avenue will be available to hire day and night for meetings, classes and other activities.

The shared and community spaces will be hired out through the City of Sydney.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said that the school will sit at the heart of the growing Green Square community and set a new benchmark for urban development.

“This revolutionary design will provide much-needed community facilities that will be activated day and night for the whole community to use. It is an important addition to the area’s educational, social and cultural life,” the Lord Mayor said.

“By 2030, over 60,000 people will call Green Square home. The school will serve as a lynchpin that connects our award-winning library and civic plaza, and the Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre. By planning for the community’s needs alongside residential development, we are transforming Sydney’s oldest industrial heartland into a lively, connected and well-serviced community.”

Green Square Public School and community spaces are jointly funded by the City of Sydney and the NSW Department of Education and will be built by School Infrastructure NSW.

The City of Sydney has committed $25 million towards the community facilities that will be shared by residents and businesses outside of school hours. It’s part of our $1.3 billion investment in public and community infrastructure in Green Square.

The school and community spaces are being built on the former Royal South Sydney Hospital site on Joynton Avenue in Zetland.

They sit next to the Waranara Early Learning Centre, across the road from the Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre and close to the Green Square Library. Located 3.5km south of the city centre, Green Square is an urban renewal project encompassing land in Zetland, Waterloo, Rosebery, Beaconsfield and Alexandria.

Visit School Infrastructure NSW for project updates.

Published 8 August 2022