About the Green Bridges Program

Brisbane City Council is getting you home quicker and safer with less traffic congestion and more travel options, so you can spend less time on the road and more time doing what’s important.

By building new green bridges across Brisbane, we’re getting more cars off the road and giving you more choice when it comes to travel.

The new green bridges will make it even easier for you to get around our city on foot, by bike or scooter, or by connecting with public transport. They will create a healthier, more active city, providing positive impacts to lifestyle, amenity and tourism, and economic benefits resulting from improved accessibility and reduced congestion on the ferry, bus and road networks.

The new bridges will connect Kangaroo Point to the CBD, Toowong to West End, St Lucia to West End, as well as a new crossing at Breakfast Creek.

Council has committed the city’s largest ever investment in active transport with a $300 million commitment over the next four years to deliver the Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek Green Bridges.

In total, Council will invest up to $550 million for its transformational plan to build new green bridges and will seek funding contributions from the Queensland and Australian governments.

Green bridges is one of the key initiatives of the Transport Plan for Brisbane – Implementation Plan 2018.

Previous consultation

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

In November 2020, Council undertook community consultation on a shortlist of alignment options for the Toowong to West End and St Lucia to West End Green Bridges.

Council has reviewed and analysed all feedback received on the alignment options and prepared a consultation summary document for each project. Detailed consultation reports have also been prepared that outline the consultation process, feedback received and Council’s response to key feedback themes.

Feedback from this consultation phase has helped to identify a preferred alignment for each bridge and will inform the development of a concept design and preliminary business case for each project, for further discussion with the community in the second half of 2021.

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 will continue to inform the final designs for these green bridges, ahead of construction starting on both projects in late 2021, subject to approvals.

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 has completed a detailed analysis of all feedback received and prepared an Initial Consultation Outcomes report.

Download the report:

Next steps

Council is getting on with the job of delivering its Green Bridges Program to bring forward critical investment in Brisbane following coronavirus.

Construction of the Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek Green Bridges is on track to start in late 2021, with both bridges expected to be complete by the end of 2023, subject to approvals.

Planning for the Toowong to West End and St Lucia to West End Green Bridges is ongoing, with community consultation on potential alignment options complete, and the release of consultation outcomes marking the next step in the development of these projects.

Timeframes for the delivery of these green bridges will be considered following further technical investigations and community consultation to help inform the preparation of a detailed business case for each project, which will be discussed with the Queensland and Australian governments.

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.

Program timeframes

Stage

MARCH 2019

Green Bridges Program announced

Stage

SEPTEMBER 2019

Preliminary business case for Kangaroo Point Green Bridge completed

Stage

LATE 2019

Green Bridges Program initial community consultation

Stage

MID 2020 TO LATE 2020

Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek Green Bridges community consultation and procurement commenced

Stage

LATE 2020 TO MID 2021

West End Green Bridges community consultation and detailed planning

Stage

Current stage

MID 2021 TO LATE 2021

Green Bridges Program ongoing technical investigations, consultation and procurement activities

Stage

LATE 2021 AND BEYOND

Phased delivery of Green Bridge projects

More information

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.
Last updated: 18 May 2021