Moore Park tunnel takes shape

29 January 2017

The structure of the Moore Park cut-and-cover tunnel took shape over the Christmas break, with the last of eight wall panels installed in January.  

With the base and the walls of the tunnel now in place, the focus will move to the installation of the tunnel roof over the coming weeks. The concrete roof will be poured in three sections.

When construction in the area is complete, the Moore Park playing fields will be reinstated to their original condition above the tunnel roof.

With the new roof now in place for the section of tunnel that will run under Anzac Parade, work will start in early 2017 to reinstate Anzac Parade to its original alignment. Work will involve back-filling over the top of the tunnel and constructing a new shared pedestrian and bike path. It is anticipated that traffic will be returned to Anzac Parade in mid-2017.

Access to the existing Kensington Pond Bridge is now closed. A new entranceway, outlined in the Centennial Park Master Plan 2040, will accommodate the anticipated rise in visitor numbers arriving from the south, via light rail and from the increasingly dense residential areas surrounding the park.

Utility investigation work is ongoing work along Anzac Parade, the busway and adjoining side streets. For the latest construction notifications please visit www.sydneylightrail.com.au/library