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 by bike or on foot, 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 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.

Have your say

In August and September 2020, Council invited the community to have their say on the designs for the Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek Green Bridges. 

Feedback from this consultation phase will help inform the final designs for these green bridges, ahead of construction starting in late 2021, subject to approvals.

Council is now undertaking a detailed analysis of all feedback received and will continue to keep the community informed as planning for these projects progresses. 

You can continue to have your say on the Green Bridges Program by contacting the project team.

Initial consultation outcomes

Community and stakeholder feedback is critical to the development of Council's new green bridges.

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

Brisbane City Council is getting on with the job of delivering its Green Bridges Program to help stimulate the local economy and create jobs as the coronavirus impacts deepen across our city.

Following positive support from the community, Council is fast-tracking the delivery of the Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek Green Bridges to bring forward critical investment in Brisbane following coronavirus.

Construction of the Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek Green Bridge will commence late 2021, with expected completion for both bridges by the end of 2023, subject to approvals.

Planning for the Toowong to West End and St Lucia to West End Green Bridges is in the early stages, with a range of technical investigations and studies underway. This includes traffic and transport modelling, environmental assessments, and further investigation of potential alignments and landing locations.

The outcomes of these studies, along with further feedback from the community and stakeholders later in 2020, will inform the preparation of a preliminary business case for each project.

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.

Project timeframes

Stage

March 2019

Green Bridges Program announced

Stage

September 2019

Preliminary business case for Kangaroo Point Green Bridge completed

Stage

Late 2019

Initial community consultation

Stage

Current stage

Early to late 2020

Ongoing technical investigations, community consultation and procurement

Stage

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:21 September 2020