About the Green Bridges Program
Brisbane City Council is providing more transport options and responding to our growing population, making it easier for our residents and visitors to travel around our city now and into the future.
Building and investing in Brisbane’s bridges, footpaths, bike paths and e-mobility network is creating world-class green transport infrastructure that will help residents navigate the city easily, and will leave a lasting legacy as we set our sights on the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Our new green bridges are a vital part of this plan, making it even easier for our residents and visitors to get around our city on foot, by bike or scooter, or by connecting with public transport.
We have committed the city’s largest ever investment in active transport with a $294 million commitment over the next four years to progress the 10-year Green Bridges Program, including the delivery of the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge by late 2023 and the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge by early 2024.
In total, $550 million will be invested to build new green bridges. Additional funding will be sought from the Queensland and Australian governments.
Green bridges is one of the key initiatives of the Transport Plan for Brisbane – Implementation Plan 2018.
Community and stakeholder feedback is critical to the development of Council's new green bridges.
Toowong to West End and St Lucia to West End Green Bridges
Council reviewed and analysed all feedback received on the alignment options and prepared a consultation summary document for each project. Detailed consultation reports were also prepared that outline the consultation process, feedback received and Council’s response to key feedback themes.
Feedback from this consultation phase helped to identify a preferred alignment for each bridge and informed the development of the concept design and preliminary business case for each project.
In November 2021, Council released concept designs for each bridge for community feedback. Based on the concept designs, Council has also prepared preliminary business cases for both projects. Following consultation, Council is now undertaking a detailed analysis of all feedback received.
Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek Green Bridges
In August and September 2020, Council invited the community to have their say on the draft reference design for the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge and concept design for the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge.
Council reviewed and analysed all feedback received and prepared a consultation summary document for these green bridges. Detailed consultation reports were also prepared for these bridges outlining the consultation process and feedback received.
Feedback has played a key role in informing the final designs for these green bridges, with construction starting on the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge in late 2021 and Breakfast Creek Green Bridge in mid-2022, weather permitting.
Initial consultation outcomes
In late 2019, Council invited the community to have their say on the Green Bridges Program.
This initial phase of consultation introduced the Green Bridges Program to the community and provided people with an opportunity to give feedback during the early planning stages for each bridge.
Approximately 3500 people participated in the consultation program, with 3385 pieces of feedback received.
Council completed a detailed analysis of all feedback received and prepared an Initial Consultation Outcomes report.
Download the report:
- Initial Consultation Outcomes report (PDF - 10.64Mb)
- Initial Consultation Outcomes report (Word - 7.06Mb).
Council is getting on with the job of delivering its Green Bridges Program to bring forward critical investment in Brisbane following coronavirus.
In June 2021, Council awarded a contract to Connect Brisbane, led by BESIX Watpac, to design and construct the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge, following an extensive procurement process. Construction started in late 2021, with expected completion by late 2023. For information regarding the construction of the bridge, including the latest project updates, visit Kangaroo Point Green Bridge construction.
In March 2022, Council announced Georgiou Brady Joint Venture as the successful contractor to construct the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge, following an extensive procurement process. Construction will start in mid-2022, with the bridge expected to open in early 2024.
Feedback on the concept designs will play a critical role in helping to finalise the bridge designs and business cases for the Toowong to West End and St Lucia to West End Green Bridges.
Following mixed feedback received during the initial consultation phase in late 2019, further targeted consultation on the Bellbowrie Green Bridge was undertaken in May and June 2020 with the communities in the Pullenvale and Jamboree Wards.
As a result of community feedback, Council will not be progressing the proposed Bellbowrie Green Bridge. Council is committed to investigating other locations for a fifth green bridge as part of the Green Bridges Program and will make more information available as planning progresses.
Green Bridges Program announced.
Preliminary business case for Kangaroo Point Green Bridge completed.
Green Bridges Program initial community consultation.
MID 2020 TO LATE 2020
Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek Green Bridges community consultation and procurement commenced.
LATE 2020 TO MID 2021
West End Green Bridges community consultation and detailed planning.
MID 2021 TO early 2022
Green Bridges Program ongoing technical investigations, consultation and procurement activities.
early 2022 AND BEYOND
Phased delivery of Green Bridge projects.
For more information on the Green Bridges Program you can:
- phone Council's Green Bridges Program team on 1800 318 166 during business hours
- email the project team
- write to:
Green Bridges Program
City Projects Office
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001.