Government Funds a Business Case for the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge

Photo credit: Richard Kirk Architect/richardkirkarchitect.com

A business case will be developed for the proposed pedestrian and cycling-only Kangaroo Point Green Bridge.

The Queensland Government has approved a $230,000 grant to fund the Brisbane City Council’s business case for the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge. The grant will come from a $22 million fund, available under Round Two of the Council’s Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program (MIPP).

Photo credit: Richard Kirk Architect/richardkirkarchitect.com

The business case will determine the overall expected cost for the project, along with its cost-to-benefit ratio. This, in turn, will help the state government and the council to make funding decisions for the proposed bridge. Public & Active Transport Committee Chairman Adrian Schrinner said that the council had already made some preparatory work for the business case and it will be treated in council as a priority.


Photo credit: Richard Kirk Architect/richardkirkarchitect.com

In 2013, Richard Kirk Architects was commissioned to provide a proposal for the Kangaroo Point Bridge. The proposed Kangaroo Point Green Bridge, a pedestrian and cycle bridge, will link the Brisbane City Centre with Kangaroo Point over the Brisbane River. The pedestrian bridge is one of the six priority projects included in the Brisbane City Council’s New City Centre Master Plan.

The business case for the bridge will commence in 2018-19.