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 started in late 2021, with expected completion in 2024.

As part of the project, Council will also be delivering new walking and riding connections from the bridge landing at Scott Street through to Main Street and Deakin Street in Kangaroo Point.

For information regarding the construction of the bridge and the Main Street and Deakin Street connection, including the latest project updates, visit the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge construction page.

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.

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
  • new unique dining options, including an above-water restaurant and bar, 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.

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.

Kangaroo Point Green Bridge dining opportunities

Unique riverside dining opportunities

In addition to the new river crossing, the final design of the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge features two unique riverside dining opportunities, including an above-water restaurant and bar on the bridge, and a new riverside café at the city landing plaza.

Featuring stunning views of the Brisbane River, CBD, Story Bridge and Kangaroo Point Cliffs, the new dining opportunities will create an iconic destination and new riverside space for Brisbane residents for generations to come.

View the 'Kangaroo Point Green Bridge dining opportunities' album via Council's Flickr account.

Location

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Accessible version

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

Bridge landings and ongoing connections

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
  • a new riverside café
  • access to an above-water restaurant and bar
  • 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:

Kangaroo Point landing

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, Kangaroo Point

The new Main and Deakin Street connection will provide direct and dedicated access for pedestrians, cyclists and e-mobility riders between the bridge landing at Scott Street and the eastern side of the Kangaroo Point Peninsula, as well as ongoing travel to and from the eastern suburbs.

The connection will include:

  • a new separated pedestrian and cycle path between Main Street and Deakin Street
  • a raised priority crossing from the Scott Street bridge landing across Main Street
  • a new underpass via the existing Council depot beneath the Story Bridge
  • realignment of Deakin Street to provide an upgraded pedestrian path and two-way off-road cycle path.

The design for the new underpass will feature interpretive panels, providing an opportunity to pause and acknowledge the history of the Story Bridge.

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

Previous consultation

Council released the initial design for the Main Street and Deakin Street connection in May 2021.

Key feedback included:

  • general support for improved connectivity from the Kangaroo Point landing
  • strong support for the new Story Bridge underpass
  • positive support for the raised priority crossing
  • strong support for reduced speed limits in the local area.

Council will undertake a speed limit review of the local area prior to the completion of the green bridge and new connection.

Keeping our city clean and green

Council and Connect Brisbane are committed to best-practice sustainability and minimising the impacts of the project on the environment and the community. As part of this commitment, the project will achieve an Infrastructure Sustainability rating using the Infrastructure Sustainability Council (ISC) rating scheme framework.

The Kangaroo Point Green Bridge will feature a number of sustainable design elements, including:

  • solar panels on the shade cover, helping to power the bridge’s lighting
  • rain gardens at C.T. White Park to slow stormwater run-off
  • extensive use of native plants in new landscaping.

Download the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge Sustainability Policy and BESIX Watpac's Sustainable Procurement Policy in your preferred format to learn more about the project’s commitment to delivering lasting environmental, social and economic benefits for Brisbane.

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.

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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 2024

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 as the project progresses.

Project documents and resources

Download in your preferred format:

Last updated: 28 September 2022

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