Meet Green Square's transport needs
By 2030, 61,000 residents will be living in Green Square.
The City of Sydney has delivered on the tough housing targets set by the state government, and we are delivering on the high quality infrastructure and beautifully-designed facilities our growing community needs.
But without significant investment in transport by the NSW Government, we face an unfolding crisis where the resident and visitor population exceeds existing and planned public transport capacity.
Green Square’s existing train station sits in the western corner of the urban renewal area, but most development is in the north and east parts of Green Square - a 20 minute walk from the station.
Residents rely on overcrowded buses that are not coping with current demand, let alone future demand. One bus stop in Waterloo is used by more than six hundred passengers each morning.
The City has paved the way for light rail or trackless tram from Green Square, investing more than $40 million to purchase key properties to create a dedicated transit corridor, and we welcome the announcement by the Transport Minister that he is exploring the use of trackless trams in the area.
But to ensure Green Square has sufficient public transport to cater for a growing population, the NSW Government must include a stop at in the east of Green Square as part of the Sydney Metro West project to increase heavy rail capacity.
A station in Zetland should be built as part of the first stage of Sydney’s Metro West project, giving the area an additional transit option from 2030 – when over 61,000 people are expected to reside in the Green Square area.
Roads in Green Square are heavily congested in the morning and afternoon peaks and in key times on the weekend when they are mostly gridlocked. The threat of 120,000 extra cars in our city due to WestConnex will also affect inner-city renewal areas like Green Square.
Join us in calling on the NSW Government to urgently provide adequate public transport for Green Square.