- Green Square, New South Wales
Green Square is a district in the inner-city of
Sydneyin the suburbs of Alexandria, Zetland, Waterloo and Beaconsfield. It is located 4 km south of the Sydney central business districtand is part of the local government area of the City of Sydney.
The area is predominantly light industrial, with a small amount of high density residential development. The area is subject to an on-again off-again plan for urban renewal by the council of the
City of Sydney. This plan projects Green Square to be home to a resident population of more than 33,000 and more than 28,000 people are expected to work in the area by 2021.
In December 2007, construction work began on the long-awaited Green Square town centre at the intersection of Botany Road, and O'Riordan and Bourke streets, with the demolition of the Waterloo Incinerator on the site. [Frew, W. "Blowing Waterloo's stack for Green Square." [http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/blowing-waterloos-stack-for-green-square/2007/12/31/1198949746503.html Sydney Morning Herald, 1 January 2008] .]
Green Square takes its name from a small park named in 1938 to honour Frederick Green, a Labor MP and tireless promotor of local industry and jobs who was a mayor of Alexandria. [The City Residents Guide 2006, City of Sydney]
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