Green bridges 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 could commence as early as late 2021, with expected completion for both bridges by the end of 2023, subject to future consultation and government approvals.
Initial consultation undertaken in late 2019 has identified a range of opportunities for Council to work with the community and key stakeholders to deliver each green bridge project.
Feedback from the initial consultation phase will assist with the development of the Kangaroo Point green bridge reference design by mid 2020. This will include confirming the bridge alignment, landing locations and design for further consultation with the community in the second half of 2020. Site investigations are underway and procurement for the design and construction of the Kangaroo Point green bridge is expected to commence later in 2020.
Following community feedback on the Breakfast Creek green bridge during the initial consultation phase, early site and technical investigations are now underway. These investigations will assist in finalising a concept design and supporting preliminary business case for further consultation with the community later in 2020. Detailed design and procurement for the construction of the Breakfast Creek green bridge is also expected to commence later in 2020.
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.
Stay up to date
Council will continue to keep the community informed about the Green Bridges Program and provide further opportunities for residents to have their say during future stages of project planning later in 2020 and beyond.
Stay up to date with future green bridge consultation opportunities by registering your interest today.
Green Bridges Program announced
Preliminary business case for Kangaroo Point green bridge completed
Initial community consultation
EARLY TO LATE 2020
Ongoing technical investigations and community consultation
2021 and beyond
Phased delivery of Green Bridge projects