ECO SCIENCE PRECINCT SPROUTS

Written on the 9 May 2011

ECO SCIENCE PRECINCT SPROUTS

A $270 million eco sciences precinct, dedicated to solving some of Australia’s biggest environment issues, has opened next to the infamous old Boggo Rd gaol.

The 52,000sqm facility is the first of its kind in Australia and will accommodate 1000 Queensland Government and CSIRO scientists, researchers and support staff.

Premier Anna Bligh says it’s the largest group of scientists and researchers working in eco science ever assembled in Australia.

“Bringing so many together at this one location creates a critical mass of scientists to respond to the challenges of our times,” she says.

CSIRO and Queensland Government scientists are working together to monitor flood plumes in Moreton Bay to give the all clear for fishing to resume.

“The eco science precinct is one of 39 new research institutes created under this plan, with more than 8000 new scientists and researchers building a smarter, hi-tech economy for our state,” says Bligh.

“The precinct has world class facilities, science and people and together, they will tackle the big issues such as climate change, biosecurity, air and water quality and sustainable industries.

“At a place once associated with human misery and punishment, we will now make discoveries to improve our quality of life and environment.”

The precinct includes a QC3 standard quarantine facility, designed for weed research, high-tech labs, controlled environment rooms, insectaries, glasshouses, shade houses, workshops, offices and a science education centre.


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