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Department of Environment and Science

Queensland Government

Science portfolio of the Department of Environment and Science

Department of Environment and Science

Ecosciences Precinct

The Ecosciences Precinct is located at the Boggo Road Urban Village in Dutton Park, Brisbane, approximately 5 minutes drive from Brisbane’s central business district.

The exterior of the Ecosciences Precinct

The $270 million precinct uses award-winning architecture and sustainable design principles to create a collaborative environment for more than 1000 scientists, dedicated to solving some of Australia's biggest environmental challenges.

The precinct houses research staff from the Queensland Government, CSIRO and University of Queensland through the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation.

Science at the precinct focuses on delivering an improved understanding of our natural resources and environment, to improve their management, and is helping our key industries, including agriculture, forestry and marine industries, to develop sustainable growth strategies.

For general enquiries about the precinct contact the manager, Science Infrastructure and Operations, Ecosciences Precinct, on (07) 3170 5476 or .

View the Ecosciences Precinct brochure (PDF, 914K).


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 laboratories are certified to stringent Australian Standards—Physical Containment Level 2 (PC2) and Quarantine Containment Level 3 (QC3). PC2 is the rating for a standard, low risk research environment. The QC3 facilities allow researchers to conduct secure and carefully controlled studies on insects and bacteria to help control weeds that threaten Queensland’s ecosystems, and pests and diseases that destroy crops.

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 focus

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.


41 Boggo Road
Dutton Park Qld 4102

A working garden

An episode of ABC Gardening Australia from August 2012 looks at how the precinct's gardens were designed and built to reflect the work done at the precinct. View the video (4min 50sec).

Last updated
18 July 2017