Restaurant Operator Sought For Kangaroo Point Green Bridge’s Unique Dining Destination

The search is on for a hospitality operator who will take charge of the bar and restaurant perched above the $190 million Kangaroo Point Green Bridge.

Read: Kangaroo Point Green Bridge Project Commences, Receives Additional Funding Support

Brisbane City Council is now progressing plans to secure one of Australia’s best hospitality operators for a landmark dining destination in the middle of the bridge, with real estate firm Colliers already in talks with some of the country’s best known restaurateurs.

The final design of Kangaroo Point Green Bridge features an above-water restaurant and dining space above the viewing area on the approach to the city landing and a café at the city landing plaza.

Kangaroo Point Green Bridge design
Kangaroo Point Green Bridge commercial opportunity view of main mast and CBD (Photo credit: Brisbane City Council/Flickr)

Other smaller food and beverage outlets are also proposed at viewing platforms along the length of the bridge, providing opportunities to pause and enjoy stunning river views.

Kangaroo Point Green Bridge dining
Photo credit: Brisbane City Council/Flickr

With viewing platforms along the 460-metre span, the green bridge will also have a 100sq m cafe site, with panoramic views of the city, Story Bridge and Kangaroo Point cliffs.

Kangaroo Point Green Bridge restaurant
Photo credit: Brisbane City Council/Flickr

“The Kangaroo Point Green Bridge won’t just be a bridge. It will be a destination,” said Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner. 

“When this bridge is complete, it will be one of the best vantage points to take in Brisbane with panoramic views of our city and the campaign to secure an operator is expected to attract significant interest,” he said. 

Construction Update

As of April 2022, construction activities at the Kangaroo Point site will continue in preparation for major works starting in May 2022. 

Works include construction of a new shared path in C.T. White Park and site office sewerage connection works in C.T. White Park and Hamilton Street.

Based on the projected timeline, construction of the green bridge is expected to be complete by late 2023. 

Council Asks, What Do You Think of the Proposed Kangaroo Point Bridge Project?

The first of the five new green bridges to be built across the city, Kangaroo Point Pedestrian Bridge is now on its detailed planning stage and Council is now seeking community feedback on this exciting project. 

Members of the community have before Friday 6 December 2019 to have their say by participating in an online survey or attending any of the information sessions scheduled throughout November and early December 2019. 

The Kangaroo Point Pedestrian Bridge is envisioned to be one of the city’s busiest walking and cycling bridges once it is delivered, improving connectivity for Kangaroo Point residents and those in the eastern and south-eastern suburbs, as well as improving access to the river and amenities. 

The estimated capital cost of the project is $190 million, with the final figures to be confirmed after concluding technical investigations, designs, and community consultation. 

Subject to changes after further investigation and results of community consultation, the proposed alignment will extend from the Alice/Edward Street roundabout near the City Botanic Gardens to Scott Street at Kangaroo Point.

Kangaroo Point Bridge Project
Kangaroo Point pedestrian bridge proposed alignment
Photo credit: Brisbane City Council /

Members of the community are invited to have their say by answering the online survey here. Alternatively, they may drop by at any of the following community information sessions to be held at these times, dates, and locations:

Saturday 23 November 201910 a.m. – 2 p.m.Captain Burke Park, 117 Holman Street, Kangaroo Point
Sunday 1 December 20198 a.m. – 3 p.m.Riverside Markets, City Botanic Gardens, Alice and Albert streets, Brisbane City
Tuesday 3 December 20193 p.m. – 6 p.m.City Botanic Gardens (near Alice Street and Edward Street roundabout), Brisbane City

Also, learn more about the project and feel free to provide your feedback by:

  • emailing the project team
  • writing to:
    Green Bridges for Brisbane
    City Projects Office
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001

Including the Kangaroo Point Bridge, the four other proposed green bridges are:

  • Toowong to West End Bridge – from near Archer Street in Toowong, across the Brisbane River to Orleigh Park, near Forbes Street in West End
  • Bellbowrie Bridge – from the river end of Weekes Road in Bellbowrie to Grindle Road in Wacol 
  • Breakfast Creek Bridge – from Kingsford Smith Drive at Albion to Breakfast Creek Road at Newstead. 
  • St Lucia to West End Bridge – from the corner of Keith Street and Macquarie Street in St Lucia across the Brisbane River to the southern end of Boundary Street in West End.

At least two-thirds of the funding for the Green Bridges program will come from the Brisbane City Council and contributions for the balance to be sought from the Queensland and Australian governments. The Kangaroo Point bridge is expected to commence construction as early as 2021 and completed by 2024.