Brisbane City Council to fast-track development of Kangaroo Point Green Bridge

Brisbane City Council to fast-track development of Kangaroo Point Green Bridge
Brisbane City Council to fast-track development of Kangaroo Point Green Bridge

In a bid to boost employment rates and municipal investment post-COVID-19, Brisbane City Council have announced they will be fast-tracking the delivery of the $190 million Kangaroo Point pedestrian bridge. The planned bridge will link Brisbane's eastern suburbs with the CBD and is one of five infrastructure projects of the $550 million green mobility plan. 

Brisbane City Council to fast-track development of Kangaroo Point Green Bridge
Design render of the Kangaroo Point pedestrian bridge. Image Credit: Councillor Ryan Murphy/Facebook

The council anticipate the bridge to reduce car traffic crossing the river by 83,690 annually. Construction will commence on the bridge next year, with a slated completion of 2023, two years ahead of the original plan. 

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner explained that the early delivery of the project would help to cater to the increasing numbers of cyclists and pedestrians accessing green bridges post-pandemic.

"There has been a surge in cyclist and pedestrian activity on our green bridges and bikeways across Brisbane since the coronavirus crisis began. 

People moved away from public transport and even as restrictions eased a lot of residents have made a lifestyle change and demand for active transport options like green bridges is only going to increase."

The stunning single mast bridge also features a viewing platform which overlooks the river.

Brisbane City Council to fast-track development of Kangaroo Point Green Bridge
Bridge observation deck. Image credit: Councillor Ryan Murphy/Facebook

Other 'green bridges' local councils are currently considering fast-tracking include:

  • Toowong to West End
  • St Lucia to West End
  • Belbowrie to Wacol
  • Kingsfor Smith Drive Riverwalk

These infrastructure upgrades are fantastic news for home buyers looking to purchase property within the central Brisbane area, as better connectivity to the CBD is not only great for residents, but it could lead to an uplift in house values in future. 

Lead image credit: Councillor Ryan Murphy via Facebook.

Olivia Round

Olivia Round

Olivia Round is the Features Editor of urban.com.au. Olivia specialises in news reporting, in-depth editorial content and video + podcast interviews with industry experts.

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