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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 Kangaroo Point Green Bridge will link Kangaroo Point to the CBD, making it easier to walk or ride between Kangaroo Point, the eastern suburbs and the CBD.

More than just a bridge project, the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge will become a must-visit destination for residents and visitors to our great city, with the final design featuring several unique riverside dining opportunities.

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 June 2021, Council awarded the contract to Connect Brisbane, led by BESIX Watpac, to design and construct the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge, following an extensive procurement process.

Construction will start in late 2021, with expected completion by late 2023, subject to approvals. For information regarding the construction of the bridge, including the latest project updates, visit the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge construction page.

Download the latest newsletter in your preferred format to learn more about Connect Brisbane's final design for the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge, and initial construction activities:

Kangaroo Point Green Bridge fly-through video

You can also watch this video on Council's YouTube channel.

Artist impressions

Kangaroo Point Green Bridge - Artist impressions

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

Meet the project team

Come along to an information session to meet members of the project team and ask any questions you may have about the design and construction of the bridge. Interested community members are welcome to drop in at any time.

Date Time Location
Saturday 11 September 2021 9am-12pm C.T. White Park, Hamilton Street, Kangaroo Point
Wednesday 15 September 2021 3-6pm City Botanic Gardens, corner Alice and Edward Streets, Brisbane City
Saturday 18 September 2021 10am-1pm Maloney Park, 234 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
Thursday 23 September 2021 4-7pm Queensland Multicultural Centre, Main Street, Kangaroo Point

Sessions will be held in accordance with COVID Safe guidelines and session details are subject to change.

Keep an eye out for more detailed information later in 2021 about upcoming works for the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge. Stay informed throughout the project and sign up for SMS and email alerts from Connect Brisbane during construction.

About the project

The Kangaroo Point Green Bridge will provide a world-class landmark linking the city centre and Kangaroo Point peninsulas. The bridge will celebrate our river city and sub-tropical identity and provide a convenient, safe and accessible connection for all bridge users.

Key features of Connect Brisbane's design for the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge include:

  • a river crossing between the corner of Alice Street and Edward Street in the CBD, and Scott Street at Kangaroo Point with a length of around 460m
  • an elegant single-mast cable stay structure, designed to complement the city skyline and minimise visual impact
  • dedicated cycle and pedestrian paths, with a minimum width of 6.8m along the length of the bridge, and a maximum grade of 1:20
  • a navigable bridge clearance height of 12.7 metres (as per the Captain Cook Bridge), with provision for a 60m wide navigation channel
  • viewing platforms and rest nodes to provide panoramic views of the river and city
  • high quality landing points that will connect and activate communities on either side of the Brisbane River
  • green design features including solar panels, cooling vegetation and shade cover along the length of the bridge
  • potential new unique dining options, including an above-water restaurant, helping to create an iconic destination for Brisbane residents.

Key features

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Spaces to enjoy the river views

Viewing platforms and rest nodes will allow people to better engage with the river, providing panoramic views of the CBD skyline, Kangaroo Point cliffs, City Botanic Gardens and the Story Bridge. These flexible spaces will provide seating, shade, and opportunities to pause on both sides of the bridge deck.

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Celebrating our river city

The Kangaroo Point Green Bridge will celebrate the river city’s unique identity and sub-tropical environment. The single mast features a distinctive four-legged single pylon design, providing clear sight lines and space for generous viewing nodes either side of the bridge deck. At night, the bridge will provide a striking addition to the skyline, with programmable colour-change LED lighting allowing the bridge to recognise special events and celebrations.

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High-quality landing points

The bridge landing points will touch lightly on the river’s edge and provide a new world-class landmark for both the city centre and the Kangaroo Point peninsula. They will integrate with nearby green spaces including the City Botanic Gardens, and C.T. White Park, recognising the rich history and heritage of each place. Upgraded public realm, along with enhanced connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists, will provide comfortable, easy access for residents, commuters, and visitors alike.

Unique riverside dining opportunities

Kangaroo Point Green Bridge - Commercial opportunities

The Kangaroo Point Green Bridge presents several opportunities for a new restaurant and café on the bridge and its city landing, helping to create an iconic destination and new riverside space for Brisbane residents for generations to come.

This includes a potential above-water restaurant and dining space above the viewing area on the approach to the city landing and a café at the city landing plaza. Other smaller food and beverage outlets are also proposed at viewing platforms along the length of the bridge, providing opportunities to pause and enjoy stunning river views.

There is more work to do to make these exciting opportunities a reality. Council will share more information in 2022, subject to further investigations and approvals.

Location

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Accessible version

Download the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge location map (Word - 2.39Mb).

Bridge landings and ongoing connections

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

Following strong community interest in the bridge’s ongoing pedestrian and cycling connections, Council has reviewed the nearby transport network and facilities to ensure they best serve the community.

Kangaroo Point landing

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The Kangaroo Point bridge landing will provide safe and convenient access to the surrounding active transport network.

Key features will include:

  • upgrades to C.T. White Park, with new plaza entry and landscaping
  • connections to existing footpaths in C.T. White Park
  • lift connection to the bridge deck
  • stair connection with seating areas
  • separated cycle and pedestrian paths, with space for a central feature tree
  • shared zone on Scott Street, with local vehicle access maintained.

Download the accessible version of the project plan for more detailed information about the Kangaroo Point landing:

Main Street and Deakin Street connection

As part of the project, Council is also delivering a new separated cycle and pedestrian connection from Main Street to Deakin Street, to provide easy and safe access to the bridge landing at Scott Street.

The design includes:

  • a raised priority crossing at Main Street
  • a new underpass beneath the Story Bridge
  • realignment to Deakin Street to provide an upgraded pedestrian and off-road cycle path
  • links to existing pathways including the Story Bridge.

Investigations into other safety measures, such as potential speed limit reductions on Main Street, are ongoing as part of the detailed design of the new connection.

Council is also investigating an opportunity to showcase the history of the Story Bridge in the new underpass, through lighting, photography and stories.

Download the project plan for the Main Street and Deakin Street connection in your preferred format:

City landing

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The City landing will provide a gateway for visitors to the CBD, City Botanic Gardens and riverside boardwalks.

Key features will include:

  • a new landscaped plaza with seating and central feature tree
  • space for a potential café (subject to approvals)
  • access to an above-water restaurant / dining space (subject to approvals)
  • a connection for cyclists and e-mobility users to the CityLink cycleway
  • shared access to the City Botanic Gardens and Riverwalk, with key heritage features retained.

Download the accessible version of the project plan for more detailed information about the City landing:

Project benefits

Reducing congestion on the ferry, bus and road networks

Faster and more convenient access to the CBD from Kangaroo Point and the eastern and south-eastern suburbs

Creating more than 300 jobs during construction

A new world-class landmark for Brisbane City and Kangaroo Point

Project timeline

Key milestones in the development of the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge.

Stage

Initial investigations and options assessment

COMPLETED

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Release preliminary business case

COMPLETED

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Initial consultation phase

COMPLETED

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Technical investigations and design development

COMPLETED

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Consultation on draft reference design

COMPLETED

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Release design of new walking and cycling connections

COMPLETED

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Procurement

COMPLETED

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Construction

LATE 2021 TO 2023

Project background

A bridge connecting Kangaroo Point and the city centre has been considered since the 1860s. Council recommenced detailed planning in 2014 and in 2018 engaged consultants to undertake further technical studies on the bridge, including providing recommendations on the preferred alignment, landings and bridge options.

Preliminary business case

In September 2019, Council released the project’s preliminary business case key findings, which clearly demonstrated the benefits of the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge and value for money for Brisbane’s ratepayers. The preliminary business case identified a preferred alignment from the corner of Alice Street and Edward Street to Scott Street at Kangaroo Point. This alignment provides:

  • a safe and accessible connection
  • a gentler slope on the bridge and at landing points
  • more direct connections to existing pathways
  • better visual outcomes.

Community consultation

Community and stakeholder feedback has been critical to the development of the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge.

Initial consultation on the project was undertaken in late 2019. Council completed a detailed analysis of all feedback received and prepared an Initial Consultation Outcomes report.

Following the initial consultation phase in late 2019, Council undertook further technical investigations and assessments in early 2020 to inform the draft reference design.

In August and September 2020, Council undertook community consultation on the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge draft reference design. Council reviewed and analysed all feedback received and prepared a consultation summary document and consultation report that outlines the consultation process and feedback received.

Overall feedback indicated general positive support for the draft reference design, with 71% of survey respondents either completely or somewhat in favour of the overall design. 

In May 2021, Council released designs for new walking and cycling connections to the green bridge for the community to provide feedback on.

The project team will continue to keep local residents, businesses and other stakeholders informed about the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge and will provide further information about expected construction impacts in late 2021.

Project documents and resources

Download in your preferred format:

Last updated: 6 September 2021