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Cultural heritage investigations progressing well

Posted on March 31st, 2017

Work on the Logan Enhancement Project is well underway, with detailed design and early works, including cultural heritage investigations progressing well.

Andrew Baker, Project Director, said Transurban Queensland’s sustainability strategy to be good neighbours, use less and think long term determines how we interact with numerous areas of cultural significance within the project corridor.

“In 2016, surface surveys were undertaken by cultural heritage management advisors, Jagera Daran in collaboration with the Yuggara, Yugarapul and Jagera people, to identify locations in which further cultural heritage investigations were required. Locations are typically determined by terrain and presence of significant trees,” Andrew said.

“Sub-surface testing is now being undertaken in these areas, to ensure that culturally significant artefacts can be relocated prior to major construction commencing later this year.”

“In total, there are 24 investigation areas within the project corridor, and sub-surface testing involves initial plant excavation, followed by meticulous hand scraping.”

“So far, approximately 40 items of significance have been found, with the majority of items being of silcrete origin – which is an Australian rock.”

The early works program will be completed in late May 2017, weather permitting.

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