Bellbowrie Bridge

Following community feedback, Brisbane City Council will not be progressing the proposed Bellbowrie Bridge.

The proposed bridge would have connected Bellbowrie and Moggill residents to walking and cycling options and public transport services on the eastern side of the river, including rail services at Wacol and Darra. The bridge also presented an opportunity to improve emergency access for Moggill and Bellbowrie during major flood events.

Initial consultation on the project was undertaken in late 2019 as part of the Bridges for Brisbane Program's early planning phase. Council completed a detailed analysis of all feedback received and prepared an Initial Consultation Outcomes report.

Key feedback received on this bridge during the initial consultation included:

  • most people prefer a bridge that caters for all modes of transport, including general vehicles, with approximately 20% of survey respondents indicating they would use this bridge daily or weekly
  • many people suggested the bridge alignment should extend from Birkin Road or Booker Place Park at Bellbowrie, to Sumners Road at Riverhills
  • many people believe the proposed alignment was not a useful connection for walkers and cyclists, with approximately 28% of people supporting this alignment.

Following this initial mixed feedback, further targeted consultation on the Bellbowrie Bridge was undertaken in May and June 2020 with the communities in the Pullenvale and Jamboree Wards.

Key feedback received during this targeted consultation period included:

  • of the 1301 respondents from the Pullenvale Ward community, approximately 80% were opposed to the proposed bridge
  • of the 871 respondents from the Jamboree Ward community, 51% were opposed to a bridge and 55% indicated they would never use the proposed bridge.

Feedback from the community and key stakeholders continues to play a critical role in the development of the Bridges for Brisbane Program. Keep up to date with future consultation opportunities by registering to receive email updates.

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