Playrope Aqua-Fun, are the Australian & New Zealand exclusive distributors for Vortex Aquatic Structures International, the world leader in aquatic playgrounds and urban water landscapes.…read more
City of Brisbane moves forward with new green bridges
The City of Brisbane has announced that construction will begin this year on two of its five ‘green bridges’ following the commencement of the tendering process for the proposed projects.
Designed to reduce the number of motor vehicles using roads and to accommodate both pedestrian and cycle traffic, plans for the Kangaroo Point and Breakfast Creek green bridges have been lodged.
Set to be finished by the end of the 2023, the $190 million Kangaroo Point green bridge will begin construction first, subject to community feedback and approvals. Development plans lodged this month show the new 6.8 metre-wide bridge will link the inner-city suburb of Kangaroo Point with Brisbane's City Botanic Gardens.
The project is part of the council’s $550 million commitment to build five green bridges across the city during the next 10 years.
The Breakfast Creek green bridge will connect Brisbane's northern suburbs with the CBD. The
The Council's plan also include bridges from Toowong to West End, St Lucia to West End, and the now-scrapped Bellbowrie-Wacol green bridge - cancelled after community consultation with the Pullenvale and Jamboree Wards last year.
The Kangaroo Point green bridge concept, developed by Arup, Cox Architecture and the Council, will include separate cycling and pedestrian lanes. It will stretch from the corner of Alice and Edward streets in the city to Scott Street at Kangaroo Point. Such a bridge was proposed in the 1860s and a design developed by 1890, but never built.
The City says the Kangaroo Point bridge is expected to accommodate 5400 daily trips and take 83,690 cars off the road annually.
Images: Concepts for the Kangaroo Point (top) and Breakfast Creek (below) green bridges. Credit: City of Brisbane.
8th March 2021 - Sunshine Coast Council backs Parks Week 2021
3rd March 2021 - Planned Brisbane Live development could be a 2032 Olympics venue
28th October 2020 - Queensland’s major parties back redevelopment of Brisbane’s Ballymore ground
27th August 2020 - New and upgraded bikeways planned for Brisbane
24th August 2020 - Brisbane City Council unveils plans for upgraded Clem Jones Aquatic Centre
3rd April 2020 - Former ASM Global executive voted on to Brisbane City Council
3rd February 2020 - Gold Coast’s Green Bridge connecting HOTA to Chevron Island opens
6th January 2020 - Brisbane City Council looks for operators for five city pools
15th October 2019 - Community vision for Melbourne’s new public open space
3rd April 2019 - New Brisbane Lord Mayor promises five new green bridges
31st May 2018 - Brisbane City Council plants 2.5 million trees since 2007
30th September 2016 - World parks congress resolutions recognise the value of urban open space
19th October 2009 - Urban trees deliver green benefits
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Quayclean are a national cleaning and waste services partner with proven results in the understanding and delivery of cleaning needs and challenges faced by facilities including; major venues and…read more
Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…read more
Email for trade enquiries: Enquiriesapac@myzone.org Customer support desk - Click Myzone support or go to ‘help’ on myzone app to access live support. Myzone® is the leading…read more
Swimplex Aquatics are a world-class company dedicated to the commercial pool, waterslide industry. We are Australian market leaders servicing all states Australia wide. Swimplex provide a full…read more
Yellowbox is an Australian technology company that has developed smart locker technology operated through an app with a focus on experience for users and facility managers. Found at Beaches, Aquatic…read more
Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!