Locals Urged to Have Their Say on Proposed Green Bridges Connecting Toowong and St Lucia to West End

proposed Green Bridges Connecting Toowong and St Lucia to West End
Photo credit: Michael Gaida / Pixabay

Two of the five green bridges being proposed by the Council will connect St Lucia and Toowong to West End. Members of the community are invited to have their say about these projects before Friday 6 December 2019.

The West End-St Lucia green bridge will connect pedestrians and cyclists from the University of Queensland at St Lucia to West End, Highgate Hill and the Brisbane Central Business District (CBD) and vice versa.

The proposed alignment is from the corner of Keith Street and Macquarie Street in St Lucia, extending across the Brisbane River to the southern end of Boundary Street in West End.

St Lucia-West End bridge proposed alignment
Photo credit: Brisbane City Council /  brisbane.qld.gov.au/traffic-and-transport/roads-infrastructure-and-bikeways/

Another project, the West End-Toowong green bridge, will serve as the link between West End and Toowong business area, rail and ferry services, existing walking and cycling network, as well as the proposed St Lucia to West End green bridge.

The proposed alignment will extend from near Archer Street in Toowong, across the Brisbane River to Orleigh Park, and near Forbes Street in West End.

Toowong-West End bridge proposed alignment
Photo credit: Brisbane City Council /  brisbane.qld.gov.au/traffic-and-transport/roads-infrastructure-and-bikeways/

Locals are invited to have their say by answering the online survey here. Alternatively, they may visit any of the following community information sessions:

DateTimeLocation
Thursday 14 November 201911 a.m. – 2 p.m.Reddacliff Place, 266 George Street, Brisbane City
Saturday 16 November 20197 a.m. – 12 p.m.Davies Park Markets, West End
Monday 18 November 20194 p.m. – 7 p.m.South Brisbane Sailing Club, West End
Tuesday 19 November 20194 p.m. – 7 p.m.Ground level foyer, Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
Friday 22 November 201910 a.m. – 1 p.m.St Lucia Community Hall, 27 Guilfoyle Street, St Lucia
Saturday 23 November 201910 a.m. – 2 p.m.Captain Burke Park, 117 Holman Street, Kangaroo Point
Monday 25 November 20193 a.m. – 6 p.m.Toowong Library, Toowong Village Shopping Centre, 9 Sherwood Road, Toowong
Tuesday 26 November 201910 a.m. – 1 p.m.Queen Street Mall main stage, Brisbane City
Thursday 28 November 201910 a.m. – 2 p.m.Bellbowrie Mobile Library, Bellbowrie Shopping Plaza, 37 Birkin Road, Bellbowrie
Saturday 30 November 20192 p.m. – 8 p.m.Bretts Wharf, Hamilton
Sunday 1 December 20198 a.m. – 3 p.m.Riverside Markets, City Botanic Gardens, Alice and Albert streets, Brisbane City
Tuesday 3 December 20193 p.m. – 6 p.m.City Botanic Gardens (near Alice Street and Edward Street roundabout), Brisbane City

Learn more about the project and feel free to provide feedback by:

  • emailing the project team
  • writing to:
    Green Bridges for Brisbane
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001

In all, the Council is looking to deliver five green bridges across Brisbane:

  • Kangaroo Point Bridge -from Alice/Edward Street roundabout (near the City Botanic Gardens) to Scott Street, Kangaroo Point
  • Bellbowrie Bridge – from the river end of Weekes Road in Bellbowrie to Grindle Road in Wacol 
  • Breakfast Creek Bridge – from Kingsford Smith Drive at Albion to Breakfast Creek Road at Newstead. 
  • St Lucia-West End Bridge and Toowong-West Bridge