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Brisbane City Council is building new green bridges across Brisbane to make it even easier for you to get around our city.

The final design has now been released for the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge and Lores Bonney Riverwalk extension, which will provide an enhanced active transport link, making it safer and more convenient to walk or ride along the river from the inner city to the northern suburbs.

Procurement activities are well underway with three shortlisted tenderers expected to submit tenders for the right to construct the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge in late 2021.

Subject to approvals, Council expects a contract to be awarded and construction of the green bridge to start in early 2022, with expected completion by late 2023.

Download the latest newsletter to learn more about the final design for the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge and initial construction activities:

About the project

The Breakfast Creek Green Bridge will provide an improved walking and riding link between the Lores Bonney Riverwalk and the inner city.

Providing a convenient, safe and accessible connection for all bridge users, the final design aims to complement the area’s unique heritage and landscape setting.

The final design includes:

  • an arch bridge span across Breakfast Creek with a length of approximately 80 metres
  • extending the existing Lores Bonney Riverwalk by 175 metres from Cameron Rocks Reserve to the northern bridge approach
  • dedicated pathways for pedestrians and cyclists on the bridge deck and approach pathways, with a minimum width of six metres
  • a distinctive colour inspired by the leaves of the Moreton Bay fig tree
  • pause points at the southern and northern bridge approaches, providing an opportunity to enjoy views of Newstead House and the Brisbane River
  • a high-quality landing point in Newstead Park with new signage, rest areas and drinking fountains
  • integrated pathways and landscaping within Newstead Park and Cameron Rocks Reserve
  • interpretive signage and feature lighting.

Artist impressions

Breakfast Creek Green Bridge final design - Artist impressions

You can also view the 'Breakfast Creek Green Bridge Artist's Impressions' album via Council's Flickr account.

Ongoing walking and cycling connections

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Council is committed to ensuring the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge provides safe and convenient access to the surrounding active transport network.

As part of the project, Council is planning to deliver a new two-way on-road cycle path from the bridge landing at Newstead Park, along Breakfast Creek Road and Newstead Avenue, through to Newstead Terrace at Halford Street.

This new connection will provide a safe, separate ongoing connection to the inner city and CBD, and avoid the need for commuter and sport cyclists to travel through Newstead Park.

Council recognises the importance of Newstead Terrace as a local cycling route and will consider further improvements along this active transport corridor as funding becomes available.

Location

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Plan is indicative only and subject to approvals. 

Accessible version

You can also download the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge location map (Word - 4.16Mb).

Project benefits

Providing more opportunities for cycling and walking

Activating an underutilised part of the Brisbane River

Connecting business and employment opportunities with growing lifestyle precincts

Creating up to 140 jobs during construction

Construction overview

Council will work with the contractor to minimise construction impacts on the local community, where possible. While many construction activities will be undertaken from Breakfast Creek and the Brisbane River, work sites will be established in sections of Newstead Park at Newstead, and Cameron Rocks Reserve in Hamilton.

Works will also occur on Breakfast Creek Road, Newstead Avenue and Newstead Terrace (between Halford Street and Newstead Avenue) to complete ongoing cycle path connections.

Works will commence in early 2022, with initial works to include:

  • site investigation works
  • establishment of work sites
  • diversion of pedestrian and cycle paths.

Following site establishment, piling works will be undertaken in Breakfast Creek to construct the Lores Bonney Riverwalk extension and new bridge foundations. Construction of the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge is expected to be complete by late 2023.

Construction map

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Accessible version

You can also download the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge construction map (Word - 695kb).

Waterway construction

A marine construction zone will be established to provide a safe working environment for construction of the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge and extension of the Lores Bonney Riverwalk.

During construction, Breakfast Creek will remain open for vessel access, however some short-term closures may be required. Creek and river users will be provided advance notice of any temporary closures.

Project timeline

Key milestones in the development of the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge.

Stage

Preliminary investigations

COMPLETED

Stage

Initial consultation phase

COMPLETED

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Initial technical investigations and concept design development

COMPLETED

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Consultation on concept design

COMPLETED

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Detailed design and procurement

CURRENT STAGE (LATE 2020 TO LATE 2021)

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Construction

EARLY 2022 TO END 2023

Community consultation

Initial consultation on the project was undertaken in late 2019 as part of the Green Bridges Program's early planning phase. Council has completed a detailed analysis of all feedback received and prepared an Initial Consultation Outcomes report.

Key feedback received on this bridge included:

  • general support for the proposed alignment, with around 62% of people supporting this alignment
  • general support for improved connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians between the new Lores Bonney Riverwalk and the inner city, with approximately 50% of survey respondents indicating they would use the bridge daily or weekly.

Following positive community feedback on the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge, Council undertook further technical investigations and assessments in early 2020 to inform the concept design. 

In August and September 2020, Council undertook community consultation on the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge concept design. Council reviewed and analysed all feedback received on the concept design and prepared a consultation summary document. A detailed consultation report was also prepared that outlines the consultation process and feedback received.

Overall feedback indicated general positive support for the concept design, with 70% of survey respondents either completely or somewhat in favour of the overall design.

The project team will continue to keep local residents, businesses and other stakeholders informed about the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge and will provide further information about expected construction impacts in early 2022.

Project documents and resources

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Last updated: 3 November 2021