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Green Square Is Getting a Huge New 6200-Square-Metre Park

Slated for completion in early 2022, The Drying Green will have artworks, water features and picnic and barbecue facilities.
By Samantha Teague
June 08, 2020
By Samantha Teague
June 08, 2020

Come 2022, Green Square is going to look a little different. Not only will it have a new aquatic centre and a futuristic residential development with its own food-filled laneway, the inner-city precinct will have much more green open space, in the form of a huge 6200-square-metre park.

Called The Drying Green, a nod to the history of wool making in the area, the park has just been given the green light by the City of Sydney, who has accepted a tender offer from Regal Innovations for its construction.

The new park will be bound by Geddes Avenue, Paul Street, Portman Street and Zetland Avenue and decked out with a whole host of fancy features. Expect a water feature — that uses stormwater — a solar-powered public artwork, and, maybe most importantly, picnic and barbecue areas. If you're one of the many residents living in a tiny apartment nearby, you're probably excited at the thought of hosting a shindig that's not restricted to three people on your mini-balcony.

Courtesy of McGregor Coxall

The Drying Green is one of 40 parks the City of Sydney has promised for Green Square, with Lord Mayor Clover Moore saying the green open spaces are important with more and more people living in the aforementioned tiny apartments.

"With more than three quarters of our residents across the city living in apartments, our parks, playgrounds and open spaces are essentially 'the backyard' for many," the Lord Mayor said in a statement.

Just be prepared to share — with a huge 61,000 residents expected to call the surrounding 278-hectare Green Square area home by the year 2030, the parks aren't likely to be quiet.

The Drying Green is expected to be completed by early 2022. For more information, head to the City of Sydney website.

Images: Courtesy of McGregor Coxall 

Published on June 08, 2020 by Samantha Teague

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