Kangaroo Point 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 Kangaroo Point green bridge is the first of five bridges to be delivered as part of Council's Green Bridges Program. It will link Kangaroo Point to the CBD, making it easier to walk or cycle between Kangaroo Point, the eastern suburbs and the CBD.

Initial consultation on the project was undertaken in late 2019. Council has completed a detailed analysis of all feedback received and prepared an Initial Consultation Outcomes report.

Key feedback received on this bridge included:

  • strong support from residents and commuters for the bridge and its benefits, with approximately 60% of survey respondents indicating they would use the bridge daily or weekly
  • strong support for the preferred alignment from Alice Street to Scott Street, with approximately 72% of people supporting this alignment.

Feedback from the community will play a critical role in the development of the Kangaroo Point green bridge. Council will provide further opportunities for you to have your say on the project later in 2020.

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

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Location

A preferred alignment extending from the Alice Street and Edward Street roundabout near the City Botanic Gardens, to Scott Street at Kangaroo Point has been identified.

This preferred alignment provides:

  • a safe and accessible connection
  • a gentler slope on the bridge and at landing points
  • more direct connections to existing pathways
  • better visual outcomes.

Following strong support from the community for this alignment, Council will undertake further technical investigations and assessments in 2020 to assist in the development of a reference design for the Kangaroo Point green bridge. As part of this process, the alignment and landing locations for the bridge will be finalised.

Benefits

Once complete, the Kangaroo Point green bridge will be one of the city's most-used walking and cycling bridges. It will improve connectivity for Kangaroo Point residents and those in Brisbane's eastern and south-eastern suburbs by significantly reducing the time it takes to travel to and from the CBD.

By 2031, an additional 130,000 jobs will be located within a 20-minute walk from Kangaroo Point, and 100,000 additional jobs will be within a 20-minute bike ride from East Brisbane. The Kangaroo Point green bridge will also improve access to the river and amenities.

Providing a network of safe, convenient and connected pathways and bikeways enables residents and visitors to easily move around our city. Also, by encouraging more people to walk and cycle, we can improve the health and wellbeing of residents, and reduce the number of cars using city streets.

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Artist's impression

Kangaroo Point Pedestrian Bridge artist impression

This artist’s impression is indicative of a concept design for a future vision of the Kangaroo Point green bridge, subject to further investigations and engagement with stakeholders.

Last updated:23 March 2020