The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre at Southport has been redeveloped as a world class swimming and diving competition facility for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
In May 2013, Jabree conducted a cultural heritage survey of the redevelopment site which involved 13 test pits and the use of a hand auger to drill into the subsurface layer and identify the depth of the clean sand layer.
A total of 335 stone artefacts were found as part of this survey work, including a piece of red ochre and two charcoal samples that were located at the same depth as other stone artefacts.
Radio carbon dating by the University of Waikato provided two dates of occupation at the site; approximately 1767AD and 144AD.
The significance of this site has been recognised by the former Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning with Jabree providing input to a heritage display at the Aquatic Centre.