Construction Contract Awarded: Centenary Bridge Upgrade Now a Step Closer

The Centenary Bridge Upgrade is now a step closer with the awarding of the construction contract in late December 2022. Once delivered, the upgrade will improve safety, increase capacity, reduce peak hour congestion and less travel time between the CBD and western suburbs, between local destinations, and along the Centenary Motorway.

The contract was awarded to Georgiou Group and BMD Constructions, as a joint venture, Premier and Minister for the Olympics and Paralympics, and Member for Inala Annastacia Palaszczuk announced last 27 December 2022.

“This upgrade will see a new three lane Centenary Bridge built in Jindalee, as well as an upgrade of the existing bridge, meaning you’ll get home safer and sooner,” the Premier said.

“More than 85,000 cars use this bridge daily, and that number will increase.

“This is an important step towards busting congestion through our growing region.”

Construction Contract Awarded: Centenary Bridge Upgrade Now a Step Close
Centenary Bridge Upgrade proposed design as at October 2022 | Department of Transport and Main Roads /

State Member for Mount Ommaney Jess Pugh said that previous tender submissions “came in low, and another even promised to build two new bridges with the funding.” He added that both of the proposed options had been thoroughly explored.

“After consideration, we saw that these tender submissions could not deliver on what was promised. I’m pleased we can now move forward with a reliable, Queensland based joint venture, with over 40 years experience,” he said.

“The project will double capacity across the river, as well as improve access to Amazon Place Park while preserving the much-loved Jindalee Skate Park.

“We know how important it is to include safe options for cyclists and footpath users, especially those who travel on two wheels, in a wheelchair, mobility device, or pushing a pram.”

The Centenary Bridge accommodates more than 85,000 vehicles a day.  Current traffic modelling shows that the volume of vehicles crossing the bridge will swell to around 152,000 per day by 2036.

The Centenary Bridge Upgrade in Jindalee will include a new 3-lane northbound bridge and the rehabilitation of the existing bridges to create three southbound lanes along with an upgrade of active transport facilities with improved connection to the Western Freeway Bikeway and local destinations and the retention of the Jindalee Skate Park.

The Federal and Queensland Governments are jointly funding this $298.5 million project.

Published 25-February-2023

Centenary Bridge Duplication Funding Secured

Construction of a duplicate Centenary bridge, located in Jindalee, may now proceed as State has matched funds given by the Federal government for the Centenary Bridge upgrade project.

In early October 2020, it was announced that key infrastructure projects across Queensland will receive a total of $1.3 billion in federal funding. Of that amount, $112 million will be allocated for the Centenary Bridge Upgrade. 

The day before the release of the 2020-21 Federal Budgeted, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that the state government will match the amount coming from the  federal government. Hence, the funding for the construction of a second Centenary Bridge at Jindalee has been locked in. 

The Premier said that while construction sites came to a halt across the world due to the pandemic, work hasn’t stopped in Queensland, “because of our strong response to managing the health crisis.”

Video: Annastacia Palaszczuk MP / YouTube

She added that since November, the state government has announced more than $4.8 billion in new and accelerated joint funding for projects that will allow people to get “into jobs quickly.”

“We have done the work to get the new Centenary Bridge project ready to build and we’ll start work on it next year, supporting hundreds more jobs,” the Premier said.

“Our infrastructure guarantee is backing Queensland jobs and driving demand for tradies across the state at a time when they’re needed most.”

Construction of the new bridge is set to commence in 2021. The project involves the construction of a new, three-lane, northbound bridge built to the west of the existing bridge. There will also be a reconfiguration of the existing bridge that will provide southbound lanes, as well as improvement of active transport for both pedestrians and bike riders.

The State and Federal Government will split the total $224 million construction budget while another $20 million was already provided by the State Government for the project’s planning and design.