Jun 18, 2018

Student Project - Science (social)

  • Queensland Urban Utilities
  • 15 Green Square Close, Fortitude Valley QLD, Australia
Student Project Science (environmental) Science (social)


Project Name: Weed assessments at Queensland Urban Utilities sites

Project date: To be agreed between the Student and Queensland Urban Utilities

Duration of project:To be agreed between the Student and Queensland Urban Utilities

Degree Targeted: Environmental Science, Botany, Agricultural Science

Level of degree targeted: Undergraduate

Project area: Science (social)

Project description: Queensland Urban Utilities operate a large number of facilities across South East Queensland, many on larger parcels of land and in regional areas. As part of managing our biosecurity risks, we need to understand what weeds exist on our sites, their classification and a risk profile for management.

The intent of this project is to conduct weed surveys at specified sites with the following intended outcomes: 
• the recording of location and type of weed by site;
• classifying the types of weed in accordance with QLD legislation;
• displaying the data in a format either suitable for transfer to GIS or in GIS format;
• provide a report detailing high risk sites (based on weed classifications) and suitable management practices.

This information will assist Queensland Urban Utilities in understanding the location and types of weeds harboured on our sites and their classification to enable targeted management practices to take place.


This is a large project that may be split over multiple consecutive students.

Students can download a free app for undertaking weed surveys called Avenza maps.


Queensland Urban Utilities

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Australian Student Visa

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