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 Boggo Road Urban Village

The Boggo Road Urban Village is on the 9.5 hectare site of the old Boggo Road Gaol, five kilometres south of Brisbane’s CBD and is home to the Queensland Government’s new Ecosciences Precinct.
The Department of Public Works coordinated development of the site on behalf of the Queensland Government’s Department of Employment, Economic Development and Industry and the Australian Government’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

Ecosciences Precinct

With a focus on areas such as climate change, water and the sustainable growth of several industries, the Ecosciences Precinct brings together more than 1,000 scientists and research staff in critical mass to work towards the discovery of solutions for a range of environmental issues.


As the project manager and principal representative appointed for the construction of the urban village, the Department of Public Works has contributed to the delivery of the mixed use development that also consists of residential, retail, commercial, and recreational facilities.
The development of Boggo Road Urban Village is an important investment by the Queensland Government for the future, which has laid the foundation for further development of the site by both the public and private sector.


Boggo Road Gaol was opened in 1883 and custodial sentences were served until the early 1990s when prison operations were closed.

Last updated 08 March 2012    

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