Sydney Architecture Images- Green Square Precinct



Turner + Associates


2 Defries Avenue ZETLAND NSW 2017




Millennium Moderne


Reinforced concrete frame. Rendered blockwork cladding.


Multi-residential Apartment Building
Application Number D/2011/755

Integrated Development for excavation and site preparation works to the site and the construction of a new mixed use development, incorporating a four storey podium (of residential, retail, commerical and car parking uses) with residential apartments accommodated within 4 buildings located above. The proposal has a maximum height of 7 to 8 storeys . The proposal accommodates a total of 217 residential apartments and 964 car parking spaces. Landscaping and public domain works are incorporated within the proposal, including communal open space for residents on the podium roof top. The application is classified as Integrated Development and has been referred to the NSW Office of Water.

Estimated Cost of Work:


Application Lodgement Date:

Exhibition Closes:

Council Officer:
Nicola Reeve

It's not as interesting as the previous design, but it's nice to see that Turner have moved on from their fixation with horizontal concrete elements (not that it's necessarily a bad fixation, but moderation is good!).

Some Vital Statistics:
GFA 41,147m²
Commercial/Retail 20,491m²
Commercial 9,738.3m² incl. 'car service facility' 4,777m²*
Retail 10,753.1m²
Residential 20,656m²

Height: Building B** (the dropped in out of the sky by tornado building in the centre of the complex) RL 54.2m GL 22.5m = height above ground 31.7m (approx. 104'). This oddly located building is residential.
Building D (cnr. Sth Dowling St & Cooper Pl) RL 52.5m = 30m/98' above ground.

*Not sure I'd like to live above a 'car service facility' - it's for Audi. Apparently Audi has already outgrown their flash new HQ building across Cooper Place. These days there is an inordinate number of Audi vehicles parked in surrounding streets.


AFR June 7th, 2011

Payce plans a second retail-residential opus at Victoria Park
Ben Hurley

Listed property developer Payce Consolidated is seeking to build a $150 million retail and residential development in south Sydney.
Part of the Victoria Park development area, the asset will consist of a four-storey retail, commercial and parking podium with 964 car spaces. Four interconnected apartment buildings would sit above, with a total of 217 apartments, mostly one- and two-bedroom.
The development submission to City of Sydney Council came as Payce announced it and reached an agreement with Westpac Banking Corp for a two-year cash advance facility to fund another project across the road: a 153 apartment development known as APEX (6 Defries Avenue).
The Payce development submission proposes a five-star, green star-rated precinct with a major supermarket and 6000 square metres of fresh food-oriented retail.
"The residential market is strong in the area, and there's always been a good demand for the retail," said former Payce general manager Basil Klevansky, who is the marketing manager for the project.
"The concern always was how much commercial space would be viable in the area. So we focused it more on residential and retail."
He said one-bedroom apartments of 50 sq m would start at around $500,000 and 80 sq m two-bedroom apartments at $650,000.
The development draws inspiration from Eataly on 5th Avenue in New York, an "energetic market-place" that assembles fresh food producers from different regions into one place.
"We see it as a fresh food destination rather than the traditional franchised retail operators," Mr Klaevansky said.
"We don't see it as a typical shopping centre with high glass floors."
"It's very much a marketplace where you can get everything from fresh fruit to flowers to imported wines, the whole gamut of fresh food." The site is adjacent to the original Stage 1 of Victoria Park, which was granted development approval in July last year and is now under construction.¹
The current proposal is one of numerous development submissions in the area. On Wyndham Street, Alexandria, developer Waltcorp Group² is seeking approval for a $15 million mixed-use development of eight townhouses and 44 apartments with a retail suite for a café.
¹ Oh, dear, oh, dear, Young Ben, you've got your facts all mucked up, haven't you?! He means Lot 206 - & 20 Gadigal - not Victoria Park.

² I thought Waltcorp had gone into receivership about 5 years ago? They were certainly in trouble and used it as an excuse to try to avoid structural responsibility in several projects.


Retail space is 10,000m²+ but there is a large commercial and residential component and I expect the DA will give the figures for that. The shopping centre itself will comprise a full line Coles supermarket, a Liquor store and approx. 45 shops. so not nearly big enough to be a Westfield. Similar, I guess, to what's planned at Central Park.