Building Bridges Towards a New World City

Brisbane is on the way to an incredible transformation, with incoming Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner committing to five new ‘green’ bridges to be built in the city over the next ten years, reports


At a total of $550 million, the main aim of the new pedestrian bridges will help reduce congestion in the city. The Brisbane City Council has indicated they will provide two-thirds of the capital, and will seek the balance via state and federal government funding.


Cr Schrinner said council was committed to the project regardless on the pending March 2020 election, and the bridges will help the city become a more active, green and clean. 


"They will provide more opportunity to get across the river, they will take traffic of the road, and they will provide more time for people to spend with family and friends," Cr Schrinner told the publication. 


The proposed bridge locations include:

  • Kangaroo Point to CBD
  • Two West End bridges, one from Toowong to West End and the other from St Lucia to West End
  • Kingsford Smith Drive Riverwalk into the existing riverwalk network will be constructed at Breakfast Creek
  • Belbowrie to Wacol


The Kangaroo Point to CBD cycle and pedestrian bridge is the first to progress, current at the business case stage. To view an artist impression visit


The community has until tomorrow (Friday 6 December) to have their say on the bridges via an online survey on the council website. 


Hannah Schuhmann welcomes the announcement as any infrastructure that reduces traffic makes the CBD more appealing for residents, workers and tourists. A timely commitment, as the Australian Bureau of Statistics predicts Brisbane will be home to 51% of all residents living in Queensland in 2027.


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