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.

Four 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.

In total, Council will invest up to $550 million to progress the Green Bridges Program. The Australian Government has provided a funding commitment to the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge through the South East Queensland City Deal. Additional funding to progress the delivery of new green bridges 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.

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 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.

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:

Next steps

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 in early 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.

Planning for the Toowong to West End and St Lucia to West End Green Bridges is ongoing, following consultation on the concept designs in late 2021 and early 2022.

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.

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

MID 2021 TO early 2022

Green Bridges Program ongoing technical investigations, consultation and procurement activities.

Stage

Current stage

early 2022 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: 19 August 2022

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