As part of the Toowong to West End green bridge project, a segment of the former ABC site will be repurposed for the bridge’s northern landing.
This was confirmed by Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner when he graced the opening of the Monarch Residence’s display office on the riverside site in March 2023.
Cr Schrinner revealed that Brisbane City Council will proceed with the acquisition of a 2217 sqm segment of the high-end residential complex to construct the bridge landing.
According to Cr Schrinner, Council has allocated funds for the acquisition and is currently progressing with the process.
The green bridge project has received a $550 million commitment from the Council. However, the cost of acquiring the land for the bridge landing has not been disclosed by the Mayor, as discussions with Consolidated Properties Group, the company responsible for the luxury residential development, are still ongoing.
Cr Schrinner added that they are appealing to the federal government to back the bridge’s construction. The Council has gained support from RACQ, which is endorsing its proposal to the federal government for funding towards the construction of the bridge.
The cost of obtaining the land for the bridge landing will be made public once negotiations are finalised with Consolidated Properties Group.
About the Toowong to West End Green Bridge
The bridge is one of the four new green bridges for Brisbane. The green bridge would make it easier to walk or ride between the growing West End community and the Toowong Centre, rail and ferry services.
The Council has suspended the planning phase of the Toowong to West End Green Bridge to prioritise flood relief activities throughout Brisbane. Despite this, the Council has revealed the community consultation results on the project’s concept design.
Council undertook community consultation on the concept design between November 2021 and February 2022.
To learn more about the project, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au.