Have your say on new Bribie bridge
Published 2:30pm 16 January 2023
Residents can now weigh-in on development plans for a new Bribie Island bridge.
Proposals for a new two-lane and four-lane bridge have been put forward, ahead of technical investigations around the site.
Community consultation is open until February 27 and will be used to develop plans for four lanes across Pumicestone Passage.
The resulting design will go out for more community comment later this year.
“The Bribie Island bridge is an icon, but it’s also 60 years old and prone to traffic congestion,” State Member for Pumicestone Ali King said.
“With more foot, bike and vehicle traffic using the bridge, it’s clear we need to improve access to and from Bribie Island.”
A detailed assessment of the existing bridge began in November 2022 and crews will start geotechnical drilling in Pumicestone Passage to see where a new bridge could be built.
“How to look after local pelicans will be a key consideration and we will be working closely with wildlife specialists during the planning phase,” Ms King said.
“I encourage anyone wanting to have their say on the future bridge to make your voice heard.”
Planning for the business case will consider retaining the existing bridge and adding a new, two-lane bridge with improved pedestrian and bike rider facilities.
In this case, another two-lane bridge would eventually be needed to replace the existing bridge. A further alternative is an entirely new four-lane bridge.
Results of a detailed assessment of the existing bridge will be see to assess its condition, remaining life, maintenance and rehabilitation costs - and if continued use is an option.
A range of consultation opportunities are available including:
- Online survey and interactive map - click here
- Three community consultation sessions:
- Saturday February 6 at Bribie Island Shopping Centre, Goodwin Dr, 10am-2pm
- Saturday February 13 at Bribie Island Shopping Centre, Goodwin Dr, 10am-2pm
- Sunday February 19 at Bongaree Jetty, 10am-2pm
- Newsletter with a survey distributed to local properties
- Contacting the TMR project team on 1800 783 016 or [email protected].
Funding for a new bridge will be considered in future funding rounds against other transport infrastructure priorities across the state.
To go to the community consultation click here.