Brisbane to build centre to attract 4500 elite scientistsIt ain't gonna happen. Because of The Mayne Inheritance, the land can only be used for specific purposes to do with education. The Veterinary School has moved to the Gatton Campus and so the land is now not being used as part of the Veterinary School. The University will want to use it rather than lose it. Because of the conditions of the Mayne legacy The University can not sell the land. If The University does not abide by the conditions of the legacy the Pinjarra Hills land will revert to the Mayne Trust, The University will lose it.
A MULTIBILLION-dollar "brain city" attracting up to 4500 elite scientists from around the world is earmarked for construction on Brisbane's western fringe.
Planning is under way by the University of Queensland to build a new research-based centre on 280ha of prime riverfront land at Pinjarra Hills.
The new township for about 10,000 people would include shopping centres, accommodation and commercial towers, parks and bikeways, schools and a community library.
The site is the vacant land between the river and Moggil Road. Ten thousand people would cause a worse bottleneck of traffic in that western corridor.
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Thanks minicapt, who sent me this link.