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 public and active 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.
In June 2022, Infrastructure Australia identified the green bridges as nationally significant infrastructure, recognising the critical role the city-shaping program will play in shaping our city’s future.
In total, Council will invest up to $550 million to progress the Green Bridges Program, making it the largest ever investment in active transport infrastructure in the city’s history. The Australian Government is providing a funding contribution to the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge through the South East Queensland (SEQ) City Deal.
Green bridges is one of the key initiatives of the Transport Plan for Brisbane – Implementation Plan 2018.
While planning for the Toowong to West End and St Lucia to West End Green Bridges was paused in 2022 to prioritise flood recovery activities across Brisbane, Council will seek additional contributions from the Queensland and Australian governments to help Council deliver these critical projects.
If funding is secured during the flood recovery effort, Council will consider progressing the detailed design and procurement process for these bridges to ensure they can be delivered sooner than anticipated.
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 also prepared preliminary business cases for both projects. Council reviewed and analysed all feedback received on the concept designs and prepared a consultation summary document for each project. Detailed consultation reports were also prepared that outline the consultation process and feedback received.
Feedback on the concept designs will play a critical role in future stages of planning, including the final bridge designs, ongoing connections to the city-wide walking and riding network, and management of impacts during construction, once funding for the projects is secured.
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.
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).
Following mixed feedback received during the initial consultation phase, 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 announced in June 2020 it would not be progressing the proposed Bellbowrie Green Bridge.
Council remains on track to meet its commitment of investing up to $550 million to progress the Green Bridges Program, with construction of both the Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek Green Bridges now underway.
Construction started in late 2021, with expected completion in 2024. For information regarding construction of the bridge, including the latest project updates, visit the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge construction page.
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 started in mid-2022, with the bridge expected to open in early 2024. For further information regarding construction of the bridge, including the latest project updates, visit the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge construction page.
Following the city’s devastating flood in February 2022, planning for the Toowong to West End and St Lucia to West End Green Bridges has been paused while Council prioritises the rebuilding of roads, bridges, bikeways, parks and sports facilities across Brisbane.
Council will seek additional contributions from the Queensland and Australian governments to help deliver these critical projects. If funding is secured during the flood recovery effort, Council will consider progressing the Toowong to West End and St Lucia to West End Green Bridges sooner than anticipated.
Feedback from the community and key stakeholders continues to play a critical role in the development of the Green Bridges Program. Council will continue to keep the community informed and provide more opportunities for residents to have their say during future stages of the Toowong to West End and St Lucia to West End Green Bridges.
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.
Expected completion of Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek Green Bridges.
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.