The final design for the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge has been formally lodged for approval, with construction on the fast-tracked bridge set to start this year.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said before construction could start, a development application for the transformative project had to be lodged and given the green light by Council’s independent planning officers.
“This is a crucial step towards securing the final approvals we need to commence work on the green bridge that will provide a $67 million investment in local industry, deliver a new active transport options and create 140 local construction jobs,” Cr Schrinner said.
“The Schrinner Council has already invested significantly in transport in the area, having delivered the under-budget Kingsford Smith Drive Upgrade.
“Our next investment will better connect the area for active transport users.
“This stretch is a key connector for the Olympics Athletes Village at Northshore Hamilton and the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge will be a critical transport link for the 2032 Games.
“The final design, which has been submitted as part of the application, has been refined following community feedback, and shows an 80-metre-long bridge with an arch design.
“The colouring has been chosen to reflect the area’s Moreton Bay Fig Trees and the Newstead Park landing point mindfully designed to integrate with the park’s heritage feel.”
“This attractive bridge design will be enhanced with LED lighting, rest stops and a direct connection to the Lores Bonney Riverwalk.
“The Lores Bonney Riverwalk is currently used 2300 times a day, and this new green bridge will improve safety and increase capacity to the riverwalk by creating a continues walking and cycling connection.”
Cr Schrinner said his Council’s $550 million investment in green bridges would be transformational for Brisbane.
“The Schrinner Council is fast-tracking the Breakfast Creek and Kangaroo Point Green Bridges so the investment can flow back into the local industry and create local jobs as we continue to recover from the coronavirus pandemic,” he said.
“These green bridges will take cars off our roads and deliver new connections that will make Brisbane an even better place to live,” he said.
“It’s investments like this that make us a well connect, global city that is ready to host to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
Information sessions will be held in the local rea in the coming months to allow residents to learn more about the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge and its construction.