CSIRO Agricultural Research Station Boorowa

Barpa is proud to announce it has secured a win in regional NSW, being engaged by CSIRO to design and construct the $4.7M Agricultural Research Station located in Boorowa.

Boorowa Agricultural Research Station will be a purpose-built 290 hectare facility designed to help develop Australian farms of the future by testing emerging technologies in crop science, agronomy and farming systems. The site will be fully operational by late 2018.

Located around 100km north of Canberra, Boorowa Agricultural Research Station replaces CSIRO’s Ginninderra Experimental Station, which was established just outside of Canberra in 1958 and had a focus on pasture and animal research. The new facility provides a fresh opportunity to study a broad and integrated range of agricultural sciences.

The Boorowa Agricultural Research Station is being established as a digital farm utilising state of the art equipment and technologies to facilitate the latest in agricultural research. It will include facilities for field days and will be used as a hub for agricultural research by CSIRO and its collaborators in southeastern Australia, and in some cases as a node for
relevant national or international research projects. The building design will incorporate ESD initiatives such as rain water tanks and solar panels, demonstrating CSIRO’s commitment and dedication to reducing its carbon footprint.