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Test pit investigation now complete

Posted on June 19th, 2017

Pre-construction cultural heritage investigations for the Logan Enhancement Project were recently completed.

Pre-construction cultural heritage investigations for the Logan Enhancement Project were recently completed.

Transurban Queensland Technical and Construction Manager, Andy Richardson, said the meticulous hand scraping at 24 sites throughout the project corridor by traditional owners (members of Jagera Daran)  revealed approximately 200 items of significance.

“Sites at the Logan Motorway, Forest Lake, and the Mount Lindesay Highway, Drewavale, yielded the highest number of items, mostly silcrete or chert fragments that would have been used as tools by Aboriginal people,” Andy said.

“The finds will now be catalogued by traditional owners (members of Jagera Daran) and in-time, a selection will be available for public viewing at Logan Enhancement Project Visitor Information Centre in Berrinba.

“I’d like to acknowledge the traditional owners (members of Jagera Daran) that carried out the investigations – thank you for your work.

“The project corridor is home to another traditional land owner, the Turrbal people, who will be present during construction within the project corridor on the Gateway Extension Motorway,” Andy said.

Pre-construction activities for the Logan Enhancement Project are now completed, with construction now underway. Early construction activities include clearing and grubbing, establishing satellite site offices and installing temporary concrete barriers on the motorways.

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