BCC Reveals Major Projects in Brisbane

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Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner's has revealed the 2019-2020 council budget that will bring his vision for a greener Brisbane to life.

The majority of these projects will tackle congestion and accessibility but also aims to facilitate a greener lifestyle with five new bridges and the largest park in Brisbane. 

Here is the full list of projects divided by  region:

North

  • Hamilton: $64 million towards the $650 million Kingsford Smith Drive widening project.
  • Howard Smith Wharves: Construction of the ferry terminal will commence in mid-2020, as part of the $11 million upgrades.
  • Brisbane CBD: $15.4 million for the Botanic Gardens Riverwalk
  • Brisbane CBD: A midnight trial for the CBD library at Brisbane Square will be introduced as part of the $10.6 million investment in arts and cultural experiences.
  • Lutwyche: $1.2 million for the North Brisbane Bikeway
  • Nundah: $676,000 to fix erosion on the Jim Soorley Bikeway
  • New Farm: Brisbane Powerhouse enhancements are expected.
  • North: A $10 million investment funded by the federal government will go towards a third Brisbane Metro line that will see the bi-articulated busway move into the northern suburbs.
  • Brisbane CBD: $1.6 million towards Anzac Square restoration
  • Victoria Park: $1 million is allocated to begin the transformation of the Victoria Park golf course into a 45-hectare new park for the city.

South

  • South: Two Brisbane Metro lines, from Eight Mile Plains to Roma Street and from the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital busway station to the University of Queensland Lakes busway station.
  • Wishart: $309,000 for a link at the Wishart Community Park
  • Wakerley: $579,000 for the Wakerley bikeway
  • Mount Gravatt: $1.7 million to upgrade the Mt Gravatt Outlook Reserve and Stephens Mountain at nearby Greenslopes after campaigns by local residents.
  • Rocklea: $5.5 million will go towards turning the Oxley Creek Corridor into a "world-class green lifestyle and leisure destination".
  • Coorparoo and South Brisbane: Water parks and pool upgrades in the two suburbs will receive $9.9 million.

East

  • East Brisbane: $18 million for the first stage of the Wynnum Road corridor to upgrade Lytton Road from four to six lanes between Latrobe Street and Canning Bridge, with construction continuing between Canning Bridge and Riding Road in Norman Park.
  • Wynnum: $76,000 for cycling improvements along the Wynnum Esplanade
  • Cannon Hill: A golf course is expected to open.
  • Bulimba: The suburb's park will get a slice of the $107,000 promised for the jacaranda planting program alongside St Lucia and New Farm parks.
  • Kangaroo Point: A bridge is already underway to connect Kangaroo Point to the City Botanic Gardens as part of the $550 million investment for five new green bridges.

West

  • Fig Tree Pocket: About $387,000 to fund a koala research program will be shared with the Brisbane Koala Science Institute at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
  • Fig Tree Pocket: A $4.6 million investment to deliver events and festivals each year will include Mandalay Jacaranda Festival.
  • Indooroopilly: $3.7 million for the Indooroopilly Riverwalk
  • St Lucia: $11 million towards the design and delivery of ferry terminal upgrades at Guyatt Park. The St Lucia ferry terminal, which has been closed since March, reopens in late 2019.
  • Mount Coot-tha: About $1.4 million to enhance paths and tracks within the forest reserve and Brisbane Botanic Gardens and $560,000 towards infrastructure.

If you're interested to see how these developments could potentially affect your property price, click here to download a instant report to find out.

Source: Brisbane Times

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