Work is about to begin on a $280 million joint venture between the Queensland Government and the CSIRO on a new eco-science precinct to be located within the Boggo Road Urban Village at Dutton Park on Brisbane’s southside.

Queensland Industry Minister, Desley Boyle, says the precinct will bring scientists together from various disciplines. "In scientific research we’ve realised that ‘silos’ of pure science are not the way to go any more, that the true advances in science come from bringing scientists from different persuasions, different expertise, together," she said.

"That’s why this will really be unique facility in Australia and will stand with the very best in the world."