birds in flight over lake at Gatton Environmental ParkThe Gatton Environmental Park is a great example of UQ’s commitment to the environment and sustainable management of its buildings and grounds. More importantly, the University is taking advantage of its natural assets to promote and support teaching and learning.

The project, jointly funded by the University and Greening Lockyer, has transformed the former golf course and surrounds, including Lake Galletly, into a 10-hectare bushland park.  The park includes animal shelters, bird-watching hides and a re-vegetated native forest.

In 2004 the first work began with more than 50 nesting boxes being placed around the precinct for native animals and birds. The precinct now has 600 metres of walkways and more than 1000 trees.