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

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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

In November 2020, Council released a shortlist of alignment options for the Toowong to West End and St Lucia 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 Toowong to West End Green Bridge will be subject to community feedback, 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

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 Toowong to West End and St Lucia 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 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.

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

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 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.
Last updated: 1 April 2021