Suppliers sought to build Brisbane’s newest bridges
Local expertise and suppliers sought to build Brisbane’s newest bridges
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner and I announce suppliers sought to build Brisbane’s newest bridges
We are pleased to let you know about the start of the green bridge procurement process, as early works ramp up at Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek, and Council kicks off consultation on the design of the $257 million projects.
We have fast-tracked these new bridges because they’re major job drivers, which is critical as we climb our way out of the coronavirus economic crisis.
Our city has sustained a brutal economic hit this year, but my administration is determined that we build for the future. This means we get people into work now and critical infrastructure projects like these bridges are how we do that.
Kicking off this procurement process quickly is also about breathing life into the local construction industry and expanding supplier opportunities for struggling businesses.
At their peak, the two fast-tracked bridges will employ more than 500 people.
An Expressions of Interest (EOI) process starts in mid-September.
At Kangaroo Point, early works including geotechnical drilling, ground and hydrographic surveys have been underway since April.
The Green Bridges Program is a milestone in our city’s construction history, so we are looking to attract expertise to help us deliver this landmark infrastructure.
They will be prominent, iconic landmarks, providing safe and convenient connections for pedestrians and cyclists between the south and north sides of the Brisbane River.
New 3D images of the planned Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek green bridges reveal in vivid detail the structures set to transform the city’s riverscape.
The Breakfast Creek green bridge will include an extension to the Lores Bonney Riverwalk, which carries 2700 pedestrians and cyclists every day.
Community feedback plays a crucial role in developing each bridge, and I encourage residents to have their say on the latest designs of the Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek green bridges.
Residents and stakeholders can provide feedback on the landing arrangements, viewing points, connections to the active and public transport networks, landscaping and urban design elements.
This feedback will help inform Council’s final design for each bridge ahead of construction starting in 2021, subject to approvals.
Green Bridges will also be built from Toowong to West End and West End to St Lucia.
To submit feedback, fill out the online survey (https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/traffic-and-transport/roads-infrastructure-and-bikeways/green-bridges).
You can also provide feedback by
- contacting the Project Team on 1800 318 166 (during business hours)
- emailing: GreenBridges@brisbane.qld.gov.au
- writing to:
Green Bridges Program
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane QLD 4001
You can also drop into any of these information sessions to talk to members of the Project Team Time Location
- Thursday 3 September 2020 11am-2pm Queen Street Mall (Wintergarden entrance), Queen Street, Brisbane CBD
- Saturday 5 September 2020 9am-12pm Captain Burke Park, 117 Holman Street, Kangaroo Point
- Wednesday 9 September 2020 4-7pm Queensland Multicultural Centre, Main Street, Kangaroo Point
- Saturday 12 September 2020 10am-1pm Cameron Rocks Reserve (near War Memorial), 79 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton
- Sunday 13 September 2020 8am-3pm Riverside Markets, City Botanic Gardens, corner of Alice and Albert streets, Brisbane CBD