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 create a vital active travel network, making it easier to walk or ride between the growing communities in West End and Toowong.
Following the outcomes of community consultation on potential alignment options for the Toowong to West End Green Bridge, Council is preparing a concept design and preliminary business case for the project for further discussion with the community in the second half of 2021.
From 23 November 2020 to 31 March 2021, Council undertook community consultation on a shortlist of alignment options for the Toowong to West End Green Bridge.
Council has reviewed and analysed all feedback received on the alignment options and prepared a consultation summary document. A detailed consultation report has also been prepared that outlines the consultation process, feedback received and Council’s response to key feedback themes.
- 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)
83% completely or somewhat support Option A
(600 Coronation Drive to Orleigh Park near Forbes Street)
Requests for new green space at 600 Coronation Drive
Interest in timing for delivery
Following initial technical investigations and feasibility assessments, and the outcomes of community consultation, Option A connecting 600 Coronation Drive to Orleigh Park (near Forbes Street) has been identified as the preferred alignment for the Toowong to West End Green Bridge.
This alignment has been selected because it:
- provides good connectivity to the Toowong Centre, rail services and the Regatta ferry terminal
- provides off-road access to riverside cycling and walking paths in West End and Toowong
- creates opportunity for new riverside open space at Toowong
- would attract strong patronage based on initial transport modelling
- provides a comfortable and accessible bridge grade, compared to other options
- does not impact on existing character houses, or require resumption of private homes
- has strong support from the community and key stakeholders.
Council will prepare a concept design and preliminary business case based on the preferred alignment, for further discussion with the community in the second half of 2021. The Option B and C alignments presented during consultation will not be progressed.
In preparing the concept design and preliminary business case, Council will further investigate the benefits, impacts and cost of the green bridge, and will consider the potential bridge form and structure, transport and economic benefits, property impacts, constructability, and how the bridge will integrate with the surrounding environment.
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. 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 walking and riding 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 and Regatta ferry terminal, and access high-frequency bus services in West End and South Brisbane.
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 riding network
Faster connections between work, study and lifestyle precincts
Continued feedback from the community and stakeholders will play a critical role in developing the Toowong to West End Green Bridge.
Council expects to complete the detailed business case for the project by late 2021, which will be discussed with the Queensland and Australian governments to help determine the next steps for the project, including potential funding and delivery timeframes.
Initial consultation phase
Inital technical investigations and assessments
Community consultation on alignment options
Prepare preliminary business case and concept design
Current stage (early 2021 to late 2021)
Confirm delivery timings and funding
2021 and beyond*
*Subject to consultation and government approvals
View the indicative concept images of the Toowong to West End Green Bridge landings.
You can also view these images via Council’s Flickr account.
Download in your preferred format:
- Toowong to West End and St Lucia to West End project update newsletter – November 2020 (PDF - 4.68Mb)
- Toowong to West End and St Lucia to West End project update newsletter – November 2020 (Word - 4.84Mb)
- Toowong to West End Green Bridge - Option A fact sheet (PDF - 891kb)
- Toowong to West End Green Bridge - Option A fact sheet (Word - 3.61Mb)
- Toowong to West End Green Bridge - Option B fact sheet (PDF - 841kb)
- Toowong to West End Green Bridge - Option B fact sheet (Word - 2.90Mb)
- Toowong to West End Green Bridge - Option C fact sheet (PDF - 802kb)
- Toowong to West End Green Bridge - Option C fact sheet (Word - 2.72Mb).
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:
- suggestions for Council to investigate alternative alignment options for the bridge
- requests for Council to undertake technical studies and consultation for the project
- interest in the potential impacts of the new bridge on local communities and river users.
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.