Multi-Use Tools located at Palm Beach site

As part of the cultural heritage assessments conducted for the proposed Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Pacific Motorway Upgrade Varsity Lakes to Tugun (M1 Upgrade VL2T), Jabree conducted archaeological investigations at Site H, located at Palm Beach between February 2019 and December 2020. Site H is located near several other sites within the…

Proposed Coombabah Lake and Creek Conservation Project (DES)

In line with strengthening climate science action under the Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy (Q-CAS), a wetlands conservation project is being led by the Department of Environment and Science (DES) for the Coombabah Lake and Creek wetland system on the Gold Coast. DES is set to collaborate with the council of the City of the Gold…

Cultural heritage discovered despite absence of conventional landscape predictors

In February 2019, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) engaged Jabree Limited to undertake a Preliminary Cultural Heritage Assessment for the proposed M1 Upgrade between Varsity Lakes and Tugun (M1 Upgrade VL2T project). The purpose of this assessment was to identify any sites that had Aboriginal cultural heritage potential and make the appropriate…

High density artefacts indicative of Aboriginal campsite at Cedar Creek

In May 2019, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) engaged Jabree Limited to conduct cultural heritage investigations of the area proposed for an upgrade at Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road (BBR) near the intersection of Schmidt Road within the Gold Coast suburb of Cedar Creek.  The region where the BBR – Schmidt Road project area is…

Greywacke artefacts generate intrigue at Oyster Creek Site

Between February & April 2019 Jabree conducted a preliminary survey of the proposed Transport & Main Roads Upgrade of the Pacific Motorway between Varsity Lakes & Tugun. One area that was identified as having sub-surface potential was Site D – Oyster Creek .  Site D is a ridge above Oyster Creek in the suburb of…

Significant Cultural Heritage material at Albert River

In 2018 Jabree was engaged by Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance to perform an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment for a pipeline being constructed in Bahrs Scrub. This is the second stage of the subsurface assessment, with the first being focused along Windaroo Creek while this one investigated along Albert River and was undertaken in 2019. Over…

Windaroo Creek holds significant Cultural Heritage

In 2018 Jabree Ltd was engaged by Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance to undertake an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment for a pipeline construction in Bahrs Scrub. After an initial assessment in October Jabree concluded that two separate subsurface investigations were necessary and proceeded with these during 2019, the first investigation is detailed here. The first stage…

Review of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003

On 23 May 2019, The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) announced a review of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Qld) and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Qld). The Consultation Paper released by DATSIP advised that the review would examine whether the legislation: is still operating as intended is…

The connectedness of cultural sites at Coomera

Within the Coomera region there have been multiple sites identified as having cultural significance. Two of these sites, the Oaky Creek Ridge artefact scatter and the Coomera State High school knapping floor, have been linked together through the presence of a unique material that has been identified at both sites. The Oaky Creek Ridge artefact…

Knapping floor in Coomera on Foxwell Road

The Department of Education is building a new high school on Foxwell Rd Coomera.  Jabree Ltd conducted a staged cultural heritage assessment of the project site in 2018 and 2019. This site contains two lots, each was excavated separately but are two parts of the same whole. Lot 5 was the first of the two…