Village Green works underway
The renewal of Mosman Square and the adjoining Village Green is well underway, with mature trees being planted and works proceeding on the Village Green seat steps and retaining walls.
The new-look square will feature about 30 newly planted and 10 existing mature trees, along with more than 1,200 small shrubs and feature plants with low carbon concrete edging to garden beds forming part of a strong environmental focus with a new irrigation system and garden bed design supporting optimal use of natural rainwater.
Materials are being reused wherever possible, with the Village Green being backfilled with soil removed from the square with its turf surface reinforced by mesh to promote longevity and low maintenance.
As the project progresses, an interactive playground and improved spaces for events, markets and outdoor dining along with moveable street furniture and enhanced lighting will take shape.
Historical aspects of the square, which was constructed in 1988, are being retained including the 18th century Italian Antico Fountain, as well as the distinctive black granite carved water sculpture, Meeting Place: Welumbulla Cyfafod, by local artist Anne Ferguson.
Monthly markets and quarterly night markets will return once the project is completed.
For more information on the project visit works.mosman.nsw.gov.au