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 currently looking at opportunities to fast-track 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 green bridge and initial works on the Breakfast Creek green bridge could commence as early as next year, 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. Site investigations and procurement for the design and construction of the Kangaroo Point green bridge are 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.

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 feedback from the community and stakeholders, will inform the preparation of a preliminary business case for each project.

Upcoming consultation activities

Following feedback received during the initial consultation phase in late 2019, further targeted consultation is now being undertaken on the Bellbowrie green bridge. This will provide another opportunity for the community to have their say before Council determines the next steps for the project.

To have your say on the proposed Bellbowrie green bridge, please contact the Pullenvale Ward office or Jamboree Ward office.

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.

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 and community consultation

Stage

2021 and beyond

Phased delivery of Green Bridge projects

Last updated:18 May 2020