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

The Toowong 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 Toowong. 

Following a range of technical investigations and studies on potential alignments and landing locations for the Toowong to West End and St Lucia to West End Green Bridges, Council has selected a shortlist of alignment options for the community to provide feedback on. 

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Community consultation for the Toowong to West End Green Bridge is now open.

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About the project

The Toowong to West End Green Bridge will make it easier to walk or cycle between the growing West End community and the Toowong Centre, rail and ferry services. Together with the St Lucia to West End Green Bridge, it will connect to the city’s existing active transport networks, enhancing the river loop cycling and walking experiences.

This new green bridge will:

  • offer Toowong residents direct access to markets, restaurants, art and music venues and green space in West End
  • link West End residents to shopping, business and health facilities in Toowong
  • enable commuters to interchange at Toowong Railway Station, walk across the bridge and access high-frequency bus services to destinations in West End and South Brisbane.

Alignment options

We are seeking your feedback to help inform the selection of a preferred alignment and landing locations for the Toowong to West End Green Bridge. 

The shortlisted options have been 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 Toowong to West End Green Bridge will be subject to community feedback, further technical investigations and feasibility assessments. 

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Option A

600 Coronation Drive to Orleigh Park (near Forbes Street)

Summary of option A

  • Creates opportunity for new riverside open space at Toowong
  • Good connectivity to Toowong Centre, rail services and Regatta ferry terminal
  • Provides off-road access to riverside cycling and walking paths in West End and Toowong
  • Provides comfortable and accessible bridge grade for all users
  • No impacts on nearby character houses
  • Partial private property required
  • Potential impacts to established trees in Orleigh Park
Expected patronage
  • By 2031: 3400 trips per day
  • By 2041: 4600 trips per day

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Option B

Archer Street (mid-block) to Orleigh Park (near Drury Street)

Summary of option B

  • Good connectivity to Toowong Centre and rail services via the Coronation Drive pedestrian overpass
  • Private property required
  • Impacts to character houses and local streetscape
  • Connects with the Bicentennial Bikeway via local streets in Toowong
  • Steeper bridge grade for all users compared to Option A
  • Direct access to Riverside Drive cycling and walking paths
  • No opportunity to create new riverside open space
  • Significant visual and amenity impacts
Expected patronage
  • By 2031: 3800 trips per day
  • By 2041: 5100 trips per day

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Option C

Archer Street (near Glen Road) to Orleigh Park (near Drury Street)

Summary of option C

  • Good connectivity to Toowong Centre, rail services and high-frequency bus services
  • Private property required
  • Steeper bridge grade for all users compared to Option A
  • Significant visual and amenity impacts
  • Direct access to Riverside Drive cycling and walking paths in West End
  • No opportunity to create new riverside open space
  • Potential impacts to established trees in Orleigh Park
Expected patronage
  • By 2031: 3700 trips per day
  • By 2041: 5000 trips per day

Download the fact sheet for detailed information on this alignment option:

Artist's impressions

View the indicative concept images of the Toowong to West End and St Lucia 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

Community consultation now open

Online survey

Council is seeking your feedback on the proposed alignment options for the Toowong to West End and St Lucia to West End Green Bridges.

Selection of a preferred alignment for each bridge will be subject to community feedback, further technical investigations and feasibility assessments.

Consultation is open until 29 January 2021.

Fill in the feedback survey

Information sessions 

You can also provide your feedback by dropping into any of these information sessions to talk to members of the project team. 

This table provides information about upcoming information sessions including date, time and location.
Date Time Location
Saturday 28 November 2020 9am-12 noon Toowong Library (meeting room), 9 Sherwood Road, Toowong
Wednesday 2 December 2020 4-7pm Kurilpa Hall, 174 Boundary Street, West End
Saturday 5 December 2020 6am-2pm Davies Park Markets, Montague Road and Jane Street, West End
Wednesday 9 December 2020 4-7pm St Lucia Bowls Club, 9 Carr Street, St Lucia
Thursday 10 December 2020 4-7pm South Brisbane Sailing Club, 68 Hill End Terrace, West End
Saturday 12 December 2020 9am-12 noon Toowong Rowing Club, 37 Keith Street, St Lucia

Note: Sessions will be held in accordance with COVID Safe guidelines and all current government restrictions. This means attendee numbers may be limited and session details are subject to change. 

Project benefits

Up to 5100 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 Toowong to West End Green Bridge, including the landing locations, design treatments and ongoing connections to the city-wide walking and cycling network.

Timeframes for the delivery of the Toowong 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

Current stage

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 Toowong to West End Green Bridge as a pedestrian and cycling connection only.

Other feedback received on this bridge included:

  • strong support for the proposed alignment from Forbes Street to Archer Street, with approximately 67% of people supporting this alignment
  • broad support from residents and commuters for the bridge and its benefits, with approximately 60% of survey respondents indicating they would use the bridge daily or weekly.
Last updated: 26 November 2020