Breakfast Creek Green Bridge
Brisbane City Council is building new green bridges across Brisbane to make it even easier for you to get around our city.
The Breakfast Creek Green Bridge and Lores Bonney Riverwalk extension 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.
It will ensure Brisbane continues to be a great place to live, work and relax, and will provide the perfect way for residents to explore our river city during the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.
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 information regarding the construction of the bridge, including the latest project updates, visit the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge construction page.
Download the latest newsletter in your preferred format to learn more about the final design of the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge:
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.
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.
Plan is indicative only and subject to approvals.
You can also download the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge location map (Word - 4.16Mb).
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
Council is working with the Newstead House Conservation Project to minimise impacts on park users throughout construction of the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge.
To find out more about the Newstead House Conservation Project, including the latest information on construction activities and timing, visit the Newstead House website.
Initial consultation phase
Initial technical investigations and concept design development
Consultation on concept design
Detailed design and procurement
MID-2022 TO early 2024
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.
In October 2021, Council released the final design for the project.
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 as the project progresses.
- Breakfast Creek Green Bridge project update newsletter - October 2021 (PDF - 2.87Mb)
- Breakfast Creek Green Bridge project update newsletter - October 2021 (Word - 2.24Mb).
- Breakfast Creek Green Bridge project update newsletter - August 2020 (PDF - 2.33Mb)
- Breakfast Creek Green Bridge project update newsletter - August 2020 (Word - 1.31Mb).
- Breakfast Creek Green Bridge Concept Design – Consultation Summary (PDF - 541kb)
- Breakfast Creek Green Bridge Concept Design – Consultation Summary (Word - 77kb)
- Breakfast Creek Green Bridge Concept Design – Consultation Report (PDF - 2.02Mb)
- Breakfast Creek Green Bridge Concept Design – Consultation Report (Word - 2.24Mb).