Green bridges next steps

Initial consultation undertaken in late 2019 has identified a range of opportunities for Brisbane City Council to work with the community and key stakeholders to deliver each green bridge project.

The Kangaroo Point green bridge will be the first green bridge to be delivered, following the release of the project's preliminary business case key findings in September 2019, which clearly demonstrated the benefits of the project and value for money for Brisbane's ratepayers.

Feedback from this phase of consultation will assist with the development of the Kangaroo Point green bridge reference design by mid-2020. This will include confirming the bridge alignment, landing locations and design for further consultation with the community. Site investigations and procurement for the design and construction of the Kangaroo Point green bridge are expected to commence later in 2020.

Following community feedback on the Breakfast Creek green bridge during this first phase of consultation, Council will commence early site and technical investigations in mid-2020. These investigations will assist in finalising a reference design and supporting preliminary business case for further consultation with the community later in 2020.

Subject to community feedback, funding and government approvals, construction of the Kangaroo Point green bridge and initial works on the Breakfast Creek green bridge could commence as early as 2021, with expected completion by 2024-25.

Upcoming consultation activities

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.

Planning for the Toowong to West End and St Lucia to West End green bridges is in the early stages, with a range of technical investigations and studies underway. This includes traffic and transport modelling, environmental assessments, and further investigation of potential alignments and landing locations.

The outcomes of these studies, along with feedback from the community and stakeholders, will inform the preparation of a preliminary business case for each project.

Stay up to date

Council will continue to keep the community informed about the Green Bridges Program and provide further opportunities for residents to have their say during future stages of project planning later in 2020 and beyond.

Stay up to date with future green bridge consultation opportunities by registering your interest today.

Project timeframes

Stage

march 2019

Green Bridges Program announced

Stage

September 2019

Preliminary business case for Kangaroo Point green bridge completed

 
Stage

LATE 2019

Initial community consultation

Stage

Current stage

EARLY TO LATE 2020 

Ongoing technical investigations and community consultation

Stage

2021 and beyond

Phased delivery of Green Bridge projects

Last updated:23 March 2020