Brisbane City Council is building new green bridges across Brisbane to make it even easier for you to get around our city.

The St Lucia to West End Green Bridge will cater for pedestrians and cyclists and create a vital active travel network between the growing communities in West End and St Lucia as well as the University of Queensland.

Following community consultation on potential alignments and landing locations for the St Lucia to West End and Toowong to West End Green Bridges, Council is now undertaking a detailed analysis of all feedback received.

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About the project

The St Lucia to West End Green Bridge will make it easier to walk and cycle between St Lucia, the University of Queensland (UQ), West End, Highgate Hill and the CBD. Together with the Toowong to West End Green Bridge, it will connect to the city’s existing active transport networks, enhancing the river loop cycling and walking experiences.

The new green bridge will:

  • improve active transport connections to St Lucia and UQ, particularly from the inner south, inner west and CBD
  • deliver greater accessibility to public transport for St Lucia residents, including high-frequency bus services in West End travelling to the CBD and Fortitude Valley
  • create a more direct route between the Bicentennial Bikeway and UQ.

Alignment options

In November 2020, Council released a shortlist of alignment options for the St Lucia to West End and Toowong to West End Green Bridges for the community to provide feedback on.

The shortlisted options were informed by a range of technical investigations including traffic and transport modelling, environmental studies, site investigations and initial cost estimates.

Selection of a preferred alignment for the St Lucia to West End Green Bridge will be subject to community feedback, technical investigations and feasibility assessments.

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Option A

Guyatt Park to Orleigh Park

Summary of option A

  • Provides direct connectivity to high-frequency public transport
  • Integrates with river loop
  • Provides a comfortable bridge grade for all users
  • Enhances access to riverside green space
  • Enhances walking and cycling access to UQ
  • No private property resumption required
  • Potential impacts to established green space
Expected patronage
  • By 2031: 4000 trips per day
  • By 2041: 4600 trips per day

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Option B

Munro Street to Ryan Street

Summary of option B

  • Multiple private properties required
  • No ability to create high-quality landings
  • Limited connectivity to the active transport network
  • Potential impacts to streetscape, parking and property access
  • Limited connectivity to public transport
  • Potential impacts to character of Munro and Ryan streets
  • Significant visual and amenity impacts
  • Enhances walking and cycling access to UQ for some residents
Expected patronage
  • By 2031: 1600 trips per day
  • By 2041: 1900 trips per day

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Option C

Keith STreet to Boundary Street

Summary of option C

  • Multiple private properties required
  • Good walking and cycling connectivity to UQ
  • Impacts to existing character houses and streetscape
  • No access to high-frequency public transport
  • Potential impacts to established green space and trees
  • Steeper bridge grade for all bridge users compared to other options
  • Potential visual, amenity and access impacts
Expected patronage
  • By 2031: 2400 trips per day
  • By 2041: 2800 trips per day

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Artist’s impressions

View the indicative concept images of the St Lucia to West End and Toowong to West End Green Bridge landings.

Artist's impressions of Toowong to West End and St Lucia to West End Green Bridge landings

You can also view these images via Council’s Flickr account.

Have your say

From 23 November 2020 to 31 March 2021, Council invited the community to have their say on the shortlist of preferred alignments and landing locations for the St Lucia to West End and Toowong to West End Green Bridges.

Feedback from this consultation phase will play a critical role in developing each project, including landing locations, design treatments and ongoing connections to the city-wide walking and cycling network.

Council is now undertaking a detailed analysis of all feedback received and will continue to keep the community informed as planning for these projects progresses.

Project benefits

Up to 4600 trips per weekday by 2041

Improving access to riverside parks and green spaces

Better access to public transport and city-wide walking and cycling network

Faster connections between work, study and lifestyle precincts

Project timeline

Continued feedback from the community and stakeholders will play a critical role in developing the St Lucia to West End Green Bridge.

Timeframes for the delivery of the St Lucia to West End Green Bridge will be considered following further technical investigations to help inform the preparation of a business case for the project, which will be discussed with the Queensland and Australian governments.

Stage

Initial consultation phase

Completed

Stage

Technical investigations and assessments

Ongoing

Stage

Community consultation on alignment options

completed

Stage

Prepare preliminary business case and concept design

2021

Stage

Confirm delivery timings and funding

2021 and beyond*

*Subject to consultation and government approvals.

Initial consultation

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.

Feedback indicated many people are opposed to this bridge catering for buses or public transport. As a result, Council will be progressing the St Lucia to West End Green Bridge as a pedestrian and cycling connection only.

Other feedback received on this bridge included:

  • suggestions for Council to investigate alternative alignment options for the bridge
  • requests for Council to undertake further technical studies and consultation for the project
  • interest in the potential impacts of the new bridge on local communities and river users.
Last updated: 1 April 2021