CBD and South-East Light Rail
On 13 December 2012 the NSW Government announced its intention to proceed with the South-East Light Rail (CSELR) project linking Central Railway to Kingsford and Randwick via Moore Park. Construction commenced in 2015 and the project is scheduled to commence passenger operation in 2019. The line's route passes through Moore Park adjacent to Sydney Boys High School and along Anzac Parade.
Moore Park and its playing fields are used by Sydney Boys High School and Sydney Girls High School. Additionally some 2000 students from the schools - a large majority of the schools' population - travel from Central to the schools each day. The construction of the South-East Light Rail project will significantly impact use of public space and alter students' travel arrangements during the line's construction. The light rail will permanently alter the way students travel to and from the school.
Construction Impact: Diversion of Anzac Parade
Anzac Parade will be relocated eastward for a period of approximately 9 months commencing in July 2016. During this time 165m of Anzac Parade frontage will be lost to the school. This impacts both vehicular access to the school from Anzac Parade and the location of afternoon school bus services which usually collect students from Anzac Parade.
Relocation of School Bus Services
Commencing 1 July 2016
Affected Services: 610 (Central Railway), 612 (Bondi Junction), 613 (Edgecliff) services in the afternoon
Impact: The normal bus lines will not apply. These changes will be in place for at least 8 months.
Bus marshalling will take place south of the pedestrian traffic lights.
Students are to form two lines: Years 7, 8 and 9 will line up along the fence side of the footpath; Years 10, 11 and 12 will line on the road side of the footpath. Senior boys line will be given first priority onto buses. Transit Officials will control the boarding of the buses from both the Girls school and the Boys school.
Students are to be courteous and orderly at all times.
612 (Bondi Junction) and 613 (Edgecliff) Services
Students are to make their own way to the new stop location.
612 and 613 services will no longer pick-up on Anzac Parade.
Vehicular Access from Anzac Parade
Commencing 22 July 2016 (Southbound) and 29 July 2016 (Northbound)
Impact: Vehicular access to the school from Anzac Parade will be changed. Parents should not use Anzac Parade.
Parents should not use Anzac Parade. Parents dropping-off and picking-up students are requested to enter via Gate 1, Cleveland Street and exit via Gate 2.
Construction Impact: Loss of playing field access
Construction of the Light Rail requires a partial closure of Moore Park West playing fields. MPW2, MPW3 and MPW4 are unavailable and enclosed by the construction compound.
The area outside the construction compound and surrounding the MPW1 field is still open to the public and available to students during breaks.
Public submissions to the project's Environmental Impact Study closed on 31
December 2013. All members of the school community were invited to make
submissions to the project during this period. The School Council, the Parents
and Citizens Association and the Student Representative Council worked to
provide feedback to the project. These submissions are reproduced below: