Have Your Say On Toowong To West End Green Bridge Concept Design

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Have your say on the concept design for Toowong to West End Green Bridge, by completing Council’s online survey or attending an information session.


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The consultation, which will be open until 28 February 2021, will be held in various locations across West End, St Lucia, CBD, and Toowong. In West End, information sessions are scheduled on the following dates:

Date and TimeVenue
27 November 2021 (9:00 a.m. – 12 noon)Orleigh Park (Area 3) Montague Rd
4 December 2021 (6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)West End Markets, Davies Park, cnr Montague Rd Jane St
8 December 2021 (4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)South Brisbane Sailing Club, 68 Hill End Tce
12 February 2022 (6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)West End Markets, Davies Park, cnr Montague Rd Jane St

The community consultations are for the concept design released by Brisbane City Council in November 2021. Residents can provide feedback on elements such as the design of the landing locations, landscaping and urban design features, pedestrian and cyclist facilities or the overall bridge design. The locals’ feedback will be used for conceptualising the bridge’s final design. 

Concept Design

Artist’s impression of proposed riverside park and plaza at the Toowong landing (Photo credit: CC BY 2.0/Brisbane City Council/Flickr)

The Toowong to West End Green Bridge will link West End to Toowong and St Lucia. One of the highlights of the bridge is the new landscaped riverfront green space and landing plaza, with viewing platforms and seating providing space to rest and enjoy river views.

“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,” said Brisbane City Council.

Aerial view of the West End landing (Photo credit: CC BY 2.0/Brisbane City Council/Flickr)

Other key features of the green bridge include shade along the length of the walking path and a landing at Orleigh Park that minimises impacts on open space and provides a direct connection to the walking and cycling network.

“In West End, the landing will preserve existing heritage features and trees, where possible, to incorporate new and upgraded facilities such as seating, lighting and signage – a win for the local community and residents,” said Cr James Mackay.

Toowong to West End Green Bridge rest point with seating and viewing opportunities (Photo credit: CC BY 2.0/Brisbane City Council/Flickr)

It will feature a a curved single-mast cable stay bridge form with a length of about 280m and mast height of 75m above water level and a single water-based pier on the Toowong side of the

Brisbane River to minimise impacts on river users. 

Artist’s impression of landing plaza at Toowong (Photo credit: CC BY 2.0/Brisbane City Council/Flickr)

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. 

Here’s a flythrough of Toowong to West End Green Bridge: