New facilities on old site to serve growing community

New facilities on old site to serve growing community

Dilapidated buildings will be renovated and new buildings constructed on the old South Sydney Hospital site in Zetland under a new City of Sydney master plan for Green Square now on exhibition

The local community is being asked what it thinks of the plan for a childcare centre, creative art spaces for exhibition, performance and rehearsal, a health centre and a community hall.

The new community facilities will complement a new $40 million library and plaza in the Green Square Town Centre. Young Sydney architects Matthias Hollenstein won the City’s international design competition for the project earlier this year.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the City was doing the long-term planning and consultation needed to make sure Green Square will be a successful community as it continues to grow.

“As more and more people live and work in Green Square, it is vital we provide them with the facilities to help the community develop and flourish,” the Lord Mayor said.

“Our new master plan puts the former South Sydney Hospital site to great use for the community. We’re asking people what they think of the plan, and what they think the best community uses for the site could be.

“The City of Sydney is spending more than $400 million to help turn Green Square into a sustainable, high density village. Building new community facilities, a library, plaza and open space in the Green Square Town Centre are our top priorities.”

Green Square is now the fastest growing part of Central Sydney. The new master plan outlines how the new community facilities will be developed in two stages.

In the first stage, three heritage buildings will be restored to house creative art spaces, studios, exhibition areas and a community shed. A childcare centre catering for up to 60 children will be established and new affordable housing will be constructed on the site.

The second stage of works will include a community hall, performance and rehearsal space, a community health centre and a small retail area including cafes.

The hospital site master plan is available at is

Printed copies are available for inspection at:

One Stop Shop at the City of Sydney

Level 2, Town Hall House, 456 Kent Street, Sydney

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm


Green Square Service Centre

100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm


Have your say

Submissions can be emailed to or posted to:


‘South Sydney Hospital master plan’

Chief Executive Officer

Attention: Sabrina Phillips

City of Sydney

GPO Box 1591, Sydney, NSW 2001


Please send your submission by 17 June 2013.

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