News on the North Bank redevelopment

The Courier Mail has been reporting yesterday and today that Multiplex has won the right to redevelop North Bank. The $1.5 billion project will involve building high-rises on top of the water. Of particular note is a covered pedestrian bridge to be built beside the Victoria Bridge.
The project will be entirely funded by Multiplex. It will be built in three stages completed by around 2015.

There was nothing cycling specific mentioned in the Courier Mail articles, however the project description page at the Co-ordinator General’s website quotes…

“6. Improving bicycle and pedestrian links through the site Multiplex has taken special care in its Masterplan to provide the best possible bikeway solution for the long term operation of the high speed cycleways. Multiplex proposes 3 bikeways in addition to the renewal of the current high speed cycleway. One is proposed through the internal road in Stages 2 and 3 of the site and the other is the slow cycleway and pedestrian boardwalk along the waterfront. Pedestrians have free reign to meander through the site with all areas in between buildings being given over to public use.”

And further below…

“8. Environmentally Sustainable Development…The Cycle Centre – an indoor bicycle parking facility with showers, lockers, retail and other amenities to encourage bicycle use, runners or recreational roller bladers.”
You can check out all the nitty gritty detail on the website. There is a very glitzy video which can be downloaded from the Courier Mail and from the website. The website address is www.coordinatorgeneral.qld.gov.au/north_bank/about/index.shtm.

You can provide feedback by following the links on the website up until March 14, 2007. The project email address is northbank@infrastructure.qld.gov.au, their phone number is 1800 153 262 or you can visit the Executive Building at 100 George St.

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4 Responses to News on the North Bank redevelopment

  1. Anonymous says:

    From a bicyclist POV, the eventual cycle provisions seem to be good.

    The bigger concern, as I see it, is this:

    How exactly are they proposing to maintain cycling amenity through that area during the construction phase?

    What’s the plan?

    FunFact@gmail.com

  2. Adrian W says:

    That’s the million dollar question. We will have to wait and see what happens with maintaining cyclists’ access during construction. This is an issue which the CBD BUG will have to take on board. The State Government has a responsibility to ensure pedestrians and cyclists are not inconvenienced…

  3. Anonymous says:

    From a bicyclist POV, the eventual cycle provisions seem to be good.

    The bigger concern, as I see it, is this:

    How exactly are they proposing to maintain cycling amenity through that area during the construction phase?

    What’s the plan?

    FunFact@gmail.com

  4. Adrian W says:

    That’s the million dollar question. We will have to wait and see what happens with maintaining cyclists’ access during construction. This is an issue which the CBD BUG will have to take on board. The State Government has a responsibility to ensure pedestrians and cyclists are not inconvenienced…

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