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Our river shapes how we move, where we live and how we celebrate. The Bridging Brisbane survey will tell us which bridges you think might improve connections across the river.

Why is RACQ doing this survey?

RACQ wants to hear from you about where you think new river crossings will add value.

The meandering reaches of the Brisbane River have shaped Brisbane over many generations and are a defining feature of our city’s identity. The river is a great natural asset and has provided wharfs and industrial waterfronts to grow our economy. Over recent decades our use of the river has changed with more mixed-use riverside communities providing a major focus for business, tourism and leisure.  

Rather than being a barrier between communities, the river and its banks should become one of the city’s most important corridors and connectors. Increased mobility along, across and to the river opens up new opportunities and helps connect riverside communities. River crossings in Brisbane traditionally focused on moving cars to and from the CBD via bridges, but in recent times have improved travel for other modes of transport such as walking, cycling and buses. More than 250,000 people arrive in our city centre every morning with the inner-city bridges carrying more than 35,000 pedestrians and cyclists each day. 

As Brisbane’s population and economy continues to grow and higher residential developments are built in the inner city, there is a need for more river crossing capacity for pedestrians, bike riders, buses and cars. Increasing the number of connections between the north and south of the river will reduce congestion at key inner city pinch points.

A larger map will be available to view in the survey.

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Why these 12 river crossings?

All of the river crossings have been identified in some form in planning documents developed by local, state and federal governments over the past 90 years.

The year after Brisbane’s formation, the 1926 Cross River Commission proposed a range of additional river crossings as the Victoria Bridge (1865, 1897, 1969) was at capacity. Bridges constructed after this included the William Jolly Bridge (1932), the Walter Taylor Bridge (1936) and the Story Bridge (1940). The original Centenary Bridge was completed in 1964. In 1965, the Brisbane Transportation Study identified a need for more cross-river capacity, resulting in the Captain Cook Bridge (1968) and the Gateway Bridge (1986) as well as the duplication of the Centenary Bridge (1987). 

The 1989 Brisbane Traffic Study and other plans considered several new bridges for pedestrians, bicycle and buses, resulting in the Goodwill Bridge (2001), Eleanor Schonell Bridge (2006) and Kurilpa Bridge (2009). The TransApex proposal of 2004 resulted in the tolled Clem 7 tunnel (2010) and Go Between Bridge (2010). The Gateway Bridge was duplicated in 2012 to provide a high standard eastern bypass of Brisbane. 

What will RACQ do with the survey results?

This survey will provide community views on which bridge locations and types are most supported and most opposed. RACQ will combine this information with pre-feasibility investigations to identify those bridges most likely to deliver real benefits to our community.  

RACQ will then campaign for government to invest in the best river crossings.
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1. This competition is a promotion run by RACQ Operations Pty Limited ABN 80 009 663 414 (“Promoter”).

2. Entries and information on prizes and how to enter form part of these terms and conditions (“Terms”). Entries not completed in accordance with these Terms are ineligible. Participation in this competition constitutes acceptance of these Terms.

3. The competition is open to residents of Queensland. Employees directly involved in the administration of the competition, including collating entries, checking eligibility, and drawing winners, are ineligible to enter the competition draw.

4. The Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who the Promoter has reason to believe breached any of these conditions, or engaged in any unlawful or otherwise improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the competition. The Promoter’s legal rights to recover damages or other compensation from such an offender are reserved.

5. The competition commences at midnight May 5th 2017 and closes at midnight June 30th 2017 (Promotion Period).

6. Eligible entrants may enter this competition by completing the Bridging Brisbane online survey fully and are required to enter their full and correct name and telephone number in order to be entered into the draw. Entries must be received by midnight Friday 30th of June 2017.

7. Only one entry per entrant is permitted and only one prize will be awarded to the winner.

8. All entries become the property of the Promoter. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost or misdirected entries.

9. There are two draws in this competition. The first draw of the competition will be drawn at 10am on May 30, 2017 and the second draw of the competition will be drawn at 10am on the 6th of July. Both draws will take place in the Public Policy Department in the RACQ office at 60 Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland.

10. Times quoted are local times.

11. There will be two winners in this competition who will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

12. Each winner will receive one of two EFTPOS gift cards, each valued at AU$500.00 (inclusive of GST). The total prize pool value is $1,000 (inclusive of GST).

13. The winner will be notified by telephone using the telephone number provided by the winner when they entered the competition. The prize will be posted to the winner to the address provided by the winner when they are contacted by RACQ staff.

14. If the winner is unable to be contacted within two weeks of the draw, a redraw will occur. In the event that a redraw is required, it will be held at 10 am, 20th of July 2017, in the Public Policy Department in the RACQ office at 60 Edward Street, Brisbane Queensland and the redraw winner will be notified by telephone using the telephone number provided by winner when they entered the competition.

15. The prize is not transferable, exchangeable or redeemable for cash.

16. If the winner of the prize is under the age of 18 years (where entry by persons under 18 is not permitted), the Promoter may, at its discretion, award the prize to the winner’s parent or guardian.

17. The information that entrants provide will be used by the Promoter for the purpose of conducting the competition and for the purposes stated or described in the Bridging Brisbane survey. Entrants agree to the Promoter’s privacy policy available at

18. The prize winner acknowledges that the prize, or any component of the prize, may be subject to the standard terms and conditions of the individual prize supplier(s) and may be subject to additional terms and conditions imposed by third parties. The winner must become acquainted with any such additional terms and conditions prior to accepting the prize. The Promoter does not accept any responsibility and is not liable for any additional conditions imposed on the taking of the prize by third parties, or for the breach of those conditions by any person. The acceptance of the prize creates a relationship between the prize winner and the individual prize supplier(s) and the Promoter is not responsible for, and accepts no liability in relation to, any loss, damage or claim that may be incurred by the prize winner as a result of the prize winner’s decision to accept the prize.

19. The winner agrees that they will not sell or otherwise provide their story, video and/or photographs to any media or other organisation.

20. The Promoter will use its best endeavours to provide the prize as listed. If the prize (or any element of the prize) is unavailable, the Promoter, in its absolute discretion, reserves the right to substitute the prize (or that part of the prize) with a prize of equivalent value and/or specification, subject to any written directions from a regulatory authority.

21. If for any reason this competition is not capable of being conducted by the Promoter as intended, whether because of computer virus, mobile phone failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter which in the Promoter’s opinion affects the administration of the competition, security, fairness or integrity, the Promoter may in its sole discretion, cancel, modify or suspend the competition, subject to the approval of the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation in Queensland as may be required.

22. Without limiting any other paragraph, the Promoter may at its discretion amend any aspect of this competition or these terms, subject to applicable laws and subject to the approval of the relevant regulatory authorities.

23. The Promoter, its related entities, and the directors, officers, management, employees and other staff of the Promoter and its related entities (Promoter’s Agents) will not be liable for any loss or damage or for any personal injury sustained as a result of taking the prize(s) or entering into this competition. The Promoter and the Promoter’s Agents make no representations or warranties as to the quality, suitability or merchantability or any goods or services offered as prizes. To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter and the Promoter’s Agents are not liable for any loss suffered to person or property by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent, by the Promoter or the Promoter’s Agents, in connection with the arrangement for the supply, or the supply, of goods and services by any person to the prize winner and, where applicable, to any persons accompanying the prize winners.

24. If, notwithstanding the above, the Promoter or the Promoter’s Agents are found to be liable to any person in connection with this competition the Promoter’s and the Promoter’s Agents’ maximum aggregate liability is limited to $1.00.

25. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Promoter and the Promoter’s Agents will not be liable to any person for indirect or consequential loss or damage suffered by any person in connection with the entering the competition, or as a result of taking the prize. This applies to all claims, whether such claims are made in tort (including without limitation negligence), in equity, under statute or any other basis. 

26. The laws of Queensland govern the Promoter’s competitions.