The Ecosciences Precinct is located at the Boggo Road Urban Village in Dutton Park, Brisbane, approximately five minutes drive from Brisbane's CBD.
The AUD$270 million Ecosciences Precinct uses award-winning architecture and sustainable design principles to create a highly collaborative environment for over 1000 scientists, dedicated to solving some of Australia's biggest environmental challenges.
The precinct houses research staff from the Queensland Government, CSIRO and The University of Queensland (UQ) through the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI).
Science at the precinct focuses on climate change, protecting our natural resources and environment, and ways to grow our farming, forestry and marine industries so they are competitive and sustainable.
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A working garden
The precinct's state-of-the art research facilities include laboratories, insect houses, controlled environment rooms, glasshouses, greenhouses, offices, workshops and a science education centre.
The precinct's research laboratories are certified to Australian Standard Physical Containment Level 2 (PC2), which is the rating for a standard, low risk research environment. Laboratories certified to this level provide a clean and sterile environment for scientists to conduct research on organisms that are not dangerous to humans or animals.
Some research at the precinct is dependent upon access to quarantine facilities and certain areas of the precinct are certified to Australian Standard Quarantine Containment Level 3 (QC3). This enables researchers to conduct secure and carefully controlled studies on insects, and bacteria, fungi and other organisms that may pose a threat to Queensland's environment.
The precinct's facilities enable it to support a wide range of sciences, including marine, chemistry, microbiology, entomology, and horticulture other disciplines.
Situated adjacent to the heritage listed Boggo Road Gaol and serviced by a major public transport hub, the Precinct lies within a broader health, research and hospital precinct.
Research at the Ecosciences Precinct is positioning Queensland as a global leader in finding the balance between enhancing our quality of life, reducing the human impact on our environment and developing strong industries.
Read about some of the research projects underway.
Last updated 27 September 2012