Botanic Gardens Riverwalk project - Alice Street/Edward Street, Brisbane City | Brisbane City Council

Botanic Gardens Riverwalk project - Alice Street/Edward Street, Brisbane City

Brisbane City Council is pleased to release the preliminary design for the Botanic Gardens Riverwalk project.


Address City Reach Boardwalk at the corner of Alice and Edward Streets, and the City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City
Ward Central
Project outcomes Improve accessibility to the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD) and local destinations for all cyclists and pedestrians.
Latest update

Release of preliminary design.

Upcoming information sessions and online survey.

About the project

The Botanic Gardens Riverwalk project (formerly known as the Alice Street/Edward Street Riverwalk project) is part of Council’s Better Bikeways for Brisbane program, creating dedicated bikeways and active travel options with a $100 million investment.

Council is planning to upgrade a section of Riverwalk, from the City Reach Boardwalk at the corner of Edward Street and Alice Street to the Bunya Walk in the City Botanic Gardens, with the construction of a separated pathway bridge.

Currently a combination of stairs, a ramp and a timber bridge provide a connection between the City Reach Boardwalk and the City Botanic Gardens pathway network via the drop off area at the corner of Alice Street and Edward Street.

The current connection is both a known high-use pedestrian link and an important recreational and commuter cyclist connection. Due to the large numbers of pathway users, the area is a known conflict point on the bicycle and pedestrian network.

The project will provide a safer, accessible and more direct pedestrian and cyclist connection, and will include the following features:

  • separated cyclist and pedestrian pathway, approximately six metres wide, connecting City Reach Boardwalk to Bunya Walk, City Botanic Gardens
  • viewing platform and proposed future River Access Hub connection
  • retaining the existing footpath access along the river’s edge
  • associated footpath connection works
  • provision of lighting, wayfinding signage and a permanent counter
  • associated landscaping works.

Download the:

Photo gallery

View the Botanic Gardens Riverwalk artist impressions photo gallery as a slideshow, or view the photos individually in our ‘Botanic Gardens Riverwalk' album in Council’s Flickr account.

Have your say

Council is holding three information sessions where project team members will be available to discuss the preliminary design. 

Date Time Location
Tuesday 20 February 2018 4.30pm-6.30pm Bunya Walk in the City Botanic Gardens
Thursday 22 February 2018 6.30am-9am Bunya Walk in the City Botanic Gardens
Saturday 24 February 2018 9am-11am Bunya Walk in the City Botanic Gardens

You can also view these information sessions in Council's What's On calendar.

The community is also invited to provide feedback on the preliminary design via an online survey. The survey will be open until midnight Wednesday 28 February 2018. 

Community engagement is an important element of this project, and Council will continue to engage with local residents, businesses and interest groups as the project progresses.

Project timing

Detailed design expected to be completed in early 2018 with construction planned to commence in early 2019 and be completed in late 2019. 

More information

If you would like to provide feedback, ask questions or find out more about the Botanic Gardens Riverwalk project, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 600 163 during business hours
  • phone Council's Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888 after hours
  • email the project team
  • complete the online survey
  • write to:
    Botanic Gardens Riverwalk project
    City Projects
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
20 March 2018