Clover to flush Green Square toilets with stormwater

By Paul Hemsley City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has moved to reduce the amount of drinking-quality water used by residents and workers in favour of using recycled stormwater for toilets and laundries in the council’s ambitious $8 billion Green Square redevelopment. It is the City of Sydney’s latest dive to create an environmentally […]

Fishermans Bend lures $2bn facelift

By Paul Hemsley The Victorian government has unveiled a new “draft vision” for the City of Melbourne’s ambitious plan to revitalise the Fishermans Bend industrial district that the government hopes will attract $2 billion in new investment from the private sector. A large curved peninsula of land in Port Melbourne that is separated from the […]

Ponds unplugged for Sydney’s $8bil Green Square

By Paul Hemsley City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has moved to stop floods from pouring into the massive new Green Square precinct and surrounding areas by installing an huge underground culvert drain pipe network designed to divert waters away from areas that have traditionally been rendered a swampland. The new waterworks are a […]

City of Sydney pulls plug on $500m trigeneration deal with Cogent

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski The City of Sydney has pulled the plug on its landmark $500 million project with energy services provider Cogent Energy to develop a home-grown trigeneration energy program, blaming the federal government’s decision to lower the future carbon price, regulatory changes, inflexible electricity networks and the removal of ‘precinct’ based […]

AECOM wins deal to shape Green Square

By Paul Hemsley The City of Sydney’s long-delayed redevelopment of the inner-city precinct of Green Square is finally taking shape following the appointment of international consulting group AECOM to design the landscape architecture for the massive new build. The proposed Town Centre has been on the cards for development since the 1990s, when the City […]

Clover to spend $1.9 billion on City of Sydney’s infrastructure

By Paul Hemsley City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has committed to an overhaul of the inner city’s streets and infrastructure by announcing that the council will embark on its largest ever capital spending program work worth $1.9 billion over the next decade. A persistent advocate of urban renewal that favours people over cars, […]

Feds support trigen at Green Square

By Paul Hemsley Trigeneration energy networking at the City of Sydney’s Green Square transformation project has received federal government financial support. The Department of Infrastructure and Transport will provide $3.75 million under the $20 million Liveable Cities program to help fund the trigeneration energy system installation for the Green Square Town Centre. Following a $100 […]

Billion dollar Green Square project starts with a bang

A 30-tonne excavator has been used to safely break down the dilapidated Joynton Smith building in Joynton Avenue at the old Royal South Sydney Hospital site in Zetland Sydney, to kick start an $8 billion development project. Lord Mayor Clover Moore said Green Square was first earmarked for development in the 1990s.   "Green Square will […]


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