AECOM has won a $3.8 million six-year contract to undertake the consultancy services for design and delivery of the Essential Infrastructure & Public Domain for the $8 billion Green Square Town Centre.Gre
Stewart Hollenstein in association with Colin Stewart Architects are the designers behind Green Square library and plaza with the new development aiming to cater for some of the projected 1.3 million people increase in Sydney by 2031 which will require 545,000 extra homes.
The City of Sydney’s plan for Green Square, which sits four kilometres from Sydney's CBD, is to be a new town centre and is the first such ‘City Shaper’ project that will aim to create new opportunities for employment, leisure and living.
The City of Sydney has said that it will aim to protect the area’s natural environment, existing character, and industrial past while reviving and renewing, the 278 hectare Green Square area – including the suburbs of Beaconsfield, Zetland, and parts of Rosebery, Alexandria and Waterloo – is expected to house 40,000 residents and attract 22,000 workers by 2030.
The new infrastructure will cater to residents and will include recycled water, easy access to shops, parks, gardens, entertainment, public transport and both bike and walking routes.
AECOM Chief Executive – Australia New Zealand, Michael Batchelor, said Green Square would "help fulfil the City of Sydney’s vision for making Sydney a greener, more global and connected city" while providing new opportunities for Sydney residents and visitors.
“Green Square offers a glimpse of what tomorrow’s Sydney can be, a thriving collection of urban precincts – each with their own unique character – which residents and visitors can move quickly and easily between, enjoying the best of what Sydney has to offer,” he said.
“The development of vibrant and sustainable urban environments like Green Square is a cornerstone of AECOM’s approach to making better cities possible. Green Square will contribute to a more liveable Sydney where residents have better access to quality facilities, parks, and transport links.”
In addition to providing Green Square’s urban public domain design and landscape architecture, AECOM will provide water and infrastructure services, civil infrastructure, environmental consulting and cost management services.
“We are pleased to be working with the City of Sydney on this landmark project.”