Toowong to West End Green Bridge
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 make it easier to walk or ride between the growing West End community and the Toowong Centre, rail and ferry services.
Following the outcomes of community consultation in late 2020 and early 2021, and additional investigations undertaken to inform a preliminary business case, Council has prepared a concept design for the Toowong to West End Green Bridge for community feedback.
Council is committed to working with the community to deliver the Toowong to West End Green Bridge to help shape our city’s future, making Brisbane an even better place to live, work and relax for generations to come.
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Council has prepared a concept design for the Toowong to West End Green Bridge based on the preferred alignment from the south east corner of 600 Coronation Drive, Toowong to Orleigh Park (near Forbes Street), West End.
The concept design aims to provide a modern bridge structure that touches lightly on the river’s edge and provides new ways to enjoy the river and local parks.
Key features include:
- a curved single-mast cable stay bridge form with a length of about 280m and mast height of 75m above water level
- a single water-based pier on the Toowong side of the Brisbane River to minimise impacts on river users
- dedicated pathways for walkers and riders, with a minimum width of 6m and accessible grades
- a bridge clearance height of 11.4 metres, with provision for a 70m wide navigation channel
- a rest point and widened pathway (up to 9m) adjacent to the bridge mast with seating and viewing opportunities
- shade along the length of the walking path
- a new riverside green space at the Toowong landing
- a landing at Orleigh Park that minimises impacts on open space and provides a direct connection to the walking and cycling network.
Community consultation for the Toowong to West End Green Bridge is now open until 28 February 2022.
Your feedback on the concept design will play a critical role in helping to finalise the bridge design and business case for the Toowong to West End Green Bridge.
Tell us what you think about the concept design for the project. What do you like and what can be improved?
Come along to an information session to meet members of the project team and provide your feedback. Interested community members are welcome to drop in at any time.
Sunday 6 February 2022
Toowong Library (meeting room), 9 Sherwood Road, Toowong
Saturday 12 February 2022
West End Markets, Davies Park, Montague Road and Jane Street, West End
Note: Sessions will be held in accordance with COVID Safe guidelines and session details are subject to change.
Contact the project team
You can also get in touch with the project team to provide your feedback about the designs.
Download the Toowong to West End location map (Word - 1Mb).
The Toowong landing is located on the south east corner of 600 Coronation Drive, adjacent to Archer Street and south of Middenbury House. This landing will provide:
- New riverside park and plaza with seating and landscaping.
- Connection to existing walking and riding routes, via Archer Street.
- Opportunity for a future riding connection through 600 Coronation Drive to the Bicentennial Bikeway.
Download the accessible version of the Toowong landing map:
West End landing
West End landing
The West End landing is located in Orleigh Park adjacent to Forbes Street, immediately north of the Brisbane and GPS Rowing Club, and the Cranbrook Place memorial site. This landing will provide:
- A direct connection to existing walking and riding paths on Riverside Drive and Hill End Terrace.
- New subtropical planting and park upgrades.
- Ongoing connections to the proposed St Lucia to West End Green Bridge.
Download the accessible version of the West End landing map:
Based on the concept design, Council has prepared a preliminary business case for the Toowong to West End Green Bridge, which has been informed by a range of initial economic, transport and technical investigations that have assessed the costs, benefits and feasibility of the project.
The preliminary business case indicates this green bridge would provide a value for money investment for Brisbane ratepayers, delivering improved accessibility and green transport options which will result in reduced congestion, increased economic activity and health benefits.
Key benefits include:
- boosts inner city movement and cross river access
- better connects existing green transport routes, including the Bicentennial Bikeway to The University of Queensland, and creates new strategic corridors in the inner city
- reduces reliance on private vehicle trips and decreases vehicle emissions
- supports growing e-mobility ridership
- supports a clean, green and sustainable city and healthy lifestyle.
The Toowong to West End Green Bridge is expected to carry 3900 trips per day by 2031 and 5300 trips per day by 2041, based on assessments undertaken for the preliminary business case.
Download the key findings of the preliminary business case in your preferred format:
- Toowong to West End Green Bridge Preliminary Business Case Key Findings (PDF - 5.34Mb)
- Toowong to West End Green Bridge Preliminary Business Case Key Findings (Word - 125kb).
Faster and more convenient connections between work, study and lifestyle precincts
Improved access to public transport and city-wide walking and riding network
New and upgraded riverside parks
Feedback on the concept designs will play a critical role in helping to inform the ongoing planning for the Toowong to West End and St Lucia to West End Green Bridges.
Previous consultation undertaken on both bridges clearly indicated many residents see the Toowong to West End Green Bridge as a greater priority for Brisbane.
In response to this feedback, Council would deliver the Toowong to West End Green Bridge first. Works could commence on the Toowong to West End Green Bridge as soon as 2024, subject to funding and approvals, with each bridge expected to take around two years to complete.
Initial consultation phase
Community consultation on alignment options
Prepare preliminary business case and concept design
Finalise business cases and ongoing engagement with key stakeholders
Staged project delivery*
*Subject to funding and approvals
Community and stakeholder feedback has been critical to the development of the Toowong to West End Green Bridge.
Initial consultation on the project was undertaken in late 2019 as part of the Green Bridges Program's early planning phase. Council completed a detailed analysis of all feedback received and prepared an Initial Consultation Outcomes report.
Following the initial consultation phase, Council undertook a range of technical investigations and studies on potential alignments and landing locations for this green bridge. This included traffic and transport modelling, environmental studies, site investigations and initial cost estimates. Based on these studies, Council released a shortlist of alignment options for the community to provide feedback on in November 2020.
Council reviewed and analysed all feedback received on the alignment options and prepared a consultation summary document. A detailed consultation report was also prepared that outlines the consultation process, feedback received and Council’s response to key feedback themes.
Overall, feedback included:
- very strong support for the alignment from 600 Coronation Drive, Toowong to Orleigh Park (near Forbes Street), West End
- many requests for new green space at 600 Coronation Drive as part of the project
- interest in timing for delivery with strong support for the Toowong to West End Green Bridge to be delivered as a priority
- requests to minimise project impacts on river users and local residents.
Feedback will play a critical role in developing these green bridges, including ongoing connections to the city-wide walking and cycling network.
Council will continue to keep local residents and stakeholders informed about the projects as they progress.
- Toowong to West End Green Bridge alignment options – Consultation Summary (PDF - 7.7Mb)
- Toowong to West End Green Bridge alignment options – Consultation Summary (Word - 161kb)
- Toowong to West End Green Bridge alignment options – Consultation Report (PDF - 4.8Mb)
- Toowong to West End Green Bridge alignment options – Consultation Report (Word - 4.9Mb).