Brisbane bridges awarded for start of 2023

Brisbane’s Centenary Bridge in Jindalee in the city’s south-west is about to get a facelift and duplicate structure with the Queensland Government awarding a contract just shy of $300 million.

Georgiou Group in a joint venture with BMD Constructions won the tender for the project with a contract to the tune of $298.5 million. The bridge upgrade and new construction includes a new three-lane northbound bridge and rehabilitation of the existing bridge to three lanes southbound. Construction will commence this year.

In another JV with Brady Marine and Civil, Georgiou has scored the $38 million contract for the Breakfast Creek Green Bridge which has finally been given the green light by the Brisbane City Council. It will be the pair’s fifth joint venture.

The scope of works includes construction of an 80-metre arch bridge across Breakfast Creek in inner Brisbane next to Newstead Park and extending the existing Lores Bonney Riverwalk by 175 metres. The project will provide dedicated pedestrian and cyclist paths, with completion expected in early 2024.

The project is one of four in the Brisbane City Council’s Green Bridges Program so the city’s occupants can get around easier on foot and by bike or scooter while also having the ability to connect with public transport. The other works are Kangaroo Point to Brisbane CBD, Toowong to West End, and St Lucia to West End.

Down south, Georgiou has also been awarded the $20 million contract with Transport for NSW to deliver the M4 Roper Road/Erskine Road westbound on-ramp. The work will involve the construction of the ramp and reconfiguration of the intersection to accommodate the new ramp. The project is slated for completion this year. Image: Queensland Government DTMR

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Desi is the Editor of Concrete in Australia and at the helm of our magazine for 8 years. She was behind the Institute's weekly news bulletins from 2016-2021 and is now writing our focused news items. Desi has been an engineering news and features journalist/editor across all disciplines since 2013 - part of a 30-year career writing for a wide range of industries.