Another pledge to extend Riverwalk to Mowbray Park

Brisbane Riverwalk. | Newsreel
Funding has been allocated to enhance Brisbane's Riverwalk on the southern banks of the river from Kangaroo Point. | Photo: Yannik Photography (iStock)

The missing links in Brisbane city’s Riverwalk between Kangaroo Point and Mowbray Park are again be discussed as part of a multi-million-dollar investment in active transport across Queensland.

In the recent budget the State Government pledged more than $22m to create an unbroken bike and pedestrian path on the walk on the southern banks of the Brisbane river – a pledge that was also made in 2021, with the same funding allocated.

It is part of a $315m state-wide plan to encourage more cycling and walking.

More than $41m is earmarked for the Cairns Southern Access Cycleway, which is a joint State and Federal project, while a $36.1 million velobridge will be built over Birdwood Rd on the Veloway 1 in Greenslopes, in southern Brisbane.

State Transport Minister Bart Mellish said every dollar invested in bike riding infrastructure returned nearly five dollars in economic benefits, through improved health outcomes, reduced traffic congestion, and lower transport costs.

“Investment in walking infrastructure is even more beneficial, with a return of 13 dollars for every dollar spent,” Minister Mellish said.

Other major projects include:

  • $20 million for a cycleway as part of Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3, from Broadbeach South to Burleigh Heads (jointly funded with Gold Coast City Council).
  • $10.4 million for improvements to active transport on Moggill Rd from the Centenary Motorway to Chapel Hill Rd.
  • $9.6 million for upgrades to develop a network of bike-friendly streets in South Brisbane, West End, and Highgate Hill.
  • $9.4 million towards stage 2 of the New England Highway Bikeway, from Highfields to Toowoomba.