Highly significant artefact scatter located at Cave Creek, Natural Bridge

In September 2021, Jabree conducted a preliminary archaeological investigation within the Natural Bridge area of the Springbrook National Park, alongside Cave Creek. This investigation was conducted prior to a proposed Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) upgrade of the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road approaches at Cave Creek. This upgrade is anticipated to improve the safety of…

Information request: Possible fish trap in Tallebudgera Creek

The Department of Transport & Main Roads has undertaken Community Engagement as part of the Planning Stage for the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 4 (Burleigh Heads to Coolangatta). The Community Engagement has revealed a lot of interest within the Gold Coast Traditional Owner Community about rock features within Tallebudgera Creek. The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage…

Aboriginal Campsite Discovered at Ormeau

Between May to July 2021, Jabree conducted an archaeological investigation at 248 Eggersdorf Road in Ormeau. This project was completed following engagement by Avid Properties Australia Pty Ltd. After 23 artefacts were collected during the preliminary assessment of the lot, two areas within the lot were identified as having high potential for containing further Aboriginal…

Wongawallan Aboriginal Campsite Over 200 Years Old

During Jabree archaeological excavations prior to the proposed Howard Creek Causeway Upgrade project in Wongawallan, 11,995 Aboriginal artefacts were recovered. The site was subsequently classified as a long-term, multi-activity Aboriginal campsite that has been subject to a high level of use by past Aboriginal groups in the area. This campsite has been assigned high Aboriginal…

Multi-activity, Holocene Period Campsite Identified at Wongawallan

Following a preliminary investigation in October 2020, Jabree conducted subsurface cultural heritage assessments for the Howard Creek Causeway Upgrade project on Tamborine-Oxenford Road in Wongawallan. Jabree was engaged to complete this project by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR). The two-stage subsurface assessment was conducted in February and March 2021 and resulted in…

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…