After months of anticipation, the $19.5 million Green Bridge in Queensland – proudly delivered by the Georgiou Brady Joint Venture – is now open.
Opened by Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate on 1 February, the five-metre wide pedestrian and cycle bridge spans 130 metres across the Nerang River to connect the Home of the Arts (HOTA) precinct with Chevron Island.
Georgiou Executive General Manager Gary Georgiou says the project showcased the team’s experience in bridge construction and knowledge of the local area.
“Over the life of the project, we created 340 jobs with more than 50 percent of these roles filled by members of the local community,” Mr Georgiou explains.
“By working closely with the City of Gold Coast and local subcontractors who know the area, we were able to deliver a vital active transport link that caters to the needs of local community.”
At the bridge’s opening, Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate described the project as a benchmark for future green bridges around the city.
This is the second bridge of its kind that the joint venture has delivered in the past three months, with the City Botanic Gardens Riverwalk for Brisbane City Council opened to the public in December 2019.