The third and fourth planned green bridges across the Brisbane River will connect West End and the old ABC site in Toowong, as well as Orleigh Park in West End and Guyatt Park in St Lucia.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner revealed the chosen construction sites on Tuesday morning, with the new river crossings to cater exclusively for pedestrians, cyclists and e-scooters – no cars or buses.
An artist impression of one of the planned new green bridges to link West End and St Lucia.
Cr Schrinner said community consultation in recent months had generated more than 4000 pieces of feedback and the two chosen sites had strong public support.
“We know there is strong support right across the community for these two locations – these are the preferred locations, now it’s about optimising the design of the two new bridges and working with the community, going forward,” he told ABC Radio Brisbane on Tuesday.
Brisbane City Council has committed $550 million towards the green bridges project, but Cr Schrinner said he would ask the state and federal governments for financial support.
The old ABC site in Toowong was purchased by Consolidated Property Group for $43.5 million earlier this year, but Cr Schrinner said the new owners were aware of council’s interest in the land.
The site at 600 Coronation Drive received 83 per cent support in community feedback.