Bellbowrie green bridge

Brisbane City Council is building five new green bridges across Brisbane to make it even easier for you to get around our city.

The proposed Bellbowrie green bridge would connect 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 would also 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 Green Bridges program's early planning phase. Council has completed a detailed analysis of all feedback received and prepared an Initial Consultation Outcomes report.

Key feedback received on this bridge 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 green 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 is not a useful connection for walkers and cyclists, with approximately 28% of people supporting this alignment.

Following feedback received during the initial phase of engagement, Council will undertake further consultation on the Bellbowrie green bridge in mid-2020. This targeted consultation will take place specifically for the Bellbowrie green bridge and will provide another opportunity for the community to have their say before Council determines the next steps for the project.

Location

A proposed alignment extending from the river end of Weekes Road in Bellbowrie to Grindle Road in Wacol has been identified.

The proposed alignment is not final and is subject to further community consultation and technical investigations, including environmental and traffic studies.

 

Last updated:23 March 2020