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Jagera Daran Clients

  • Property developers
  • Extractive industry operators
  • State Government Departments responsible for the delivery of infrastructure and development projects
  • Federal Government Departments responsible for the delivery of infrastructure and development projects
  • Industry consultants including:
    • Town Planners
    • Architects
    • Archaeologists
    • Anthropologists
    • Environmental scientists
    • Ecological specialists
    • Other planning and environmental organisations
  • Local government
  • GreeningAustralia
  • Other Traditional Owners
  • Other Cultural Heritage Bodies

Jagera Daran delivers a variety of Cultural Heritage and Native Title services to corporate and government clients including:

Government infrastructure and departmental works:

  • Department of Main Roads
  • Department of Public Works
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Communities
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Primary Industries and Fishing
  • Energex
  • Powerlink
  • Australian Defence Forces Airport link – City North Infrastructure
  • Queensland Rail
  • Link Water (western corridor recycled pipeline alliance)
  • Southern Regional Water Pipeline
  • Department of Defence: Army and Air Force

Corporate Clients

Private Developers

  • Stocklands
  • MTAA Superannuation
  • Projex North – 2829
  • Delphin
  • Investa
  • Leighton
  • Watpac
  • Thiess
  • John Holland
  • Tre Developments
  • Urban Pacific
  • Clarendon
  • Mirvac
  • QH Properties
  • Windgate Properties
  • Wagners
  • Thinc Projects

Private extractive industry operators:

  • Boral
  • Barro Group
  • Karraman Quarry
  • Mt Silvia Mines
  • Holcim
  • Industry allies / consortia partners
  • Orogen
  • GHD
  • Sinclair Knight Mertz
  • Connell Wagne

Public/private partnerships and government corporations:

  • OriginAlliance
  • HorizonAlliance
  • Arrow Energy
  • Port of Brisbane
  • Road Con
  • Local government
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Ipswich Water
  • Logan City Council
  • Redland City Council
  • Esk Shire Council
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council – Gatton Correctional Centre

Jagera Daran Projects:

  • Kurilpa Bridge
  • Tank Street Bridge
  • Green Bridge
  • North South Bypass Tunnel
  • Airport link
  • Northern Busway
  • Gateway Motorway – Qld Motorways Ltd



Jagera Daran was engaged by the Jagera People to negotiate the Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) component of an overarching Indigenous Land Use Agreement, as well as the coordination of the implementation of the CHMP and employment of members of the Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul family groups, in all aspects of the CHMP delivery.

Jagera Daran contract managed all agreements that arose from the CHMP, including the engagement of suitable SME’s.

More than 300 surface sites were recorded and registered with the Queensland Government’s Cultural Heritage Coordination Unit.



Jagera Daran negotiated the Cultural Heritage Management Plan covering the cultural heritage component of the overall Gatton Correctional Centre project.

Jagera Daran coordinated the involvement of members of the Jagera People #2 claim group in conducting the cultural heritage survey to assess the presence of both surface and sub-surface aboriginal cultural heritage within and adjacent to the project area.

Jagera Daran also contract managed the Implementation of the Cultural Heritage Management Plan, the engagement of Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) to assist the Jagera People in providing comprehensive mitigation strategies and reports and the employment of members from the Jagera People.

A major excavation and mitigation of a significant stone quarry and manufacturing site was coordinated and undertaken by Jagera Daran in consultation with Turnstone Archaeology.

This project was the first to incorporate Traditional Owner teams in the mitigation, recording and curation of all the finds identified.  A sample of curated finds was sent to the University of New England for lithic analysis by Dr. Mark Moore.



The cultural heritage process used on the Flagstone West set the bench mark for the highest industry standard approach to the investigation, identification and mapping of cultural heritage as a possible constraint to development.

Jagera Daran undertook to provide MTAA Superannuation Fund with cultural heritage mapping layers that was used to help guide development planning and assist with identifying effective management strategies for areas where there where high constraints, due to the nature and significance of the aboriginal cultural heritage sites identified.

Flagstone West Residential Development as a project provided the first opportunity to not only address cultural heritage as a planning layer through mapping, but allowed both Jagera Daran and Turnstone Archaeology to ground truth a Predictive Landscape Model that has since been used on numerous projects.

The Predictive Landscape Model has been used extensively on all projects managed by Jagera Daran to assist with sub-surface site prediction and as a tool to inform mitigation strategies.



Quandamooka Land Council engaged Madonna Thomson through Jagera Daran to provide specialist advice to Quandamooka Land Council on both Federal and State policy positions around the engagement of Traditional Owners in Emergency Oil Spill Response. This project was the first occassion where a Traditional Owner Group sought the advice and support of a Jagera Daran Director in a maor project that was not within the homelands of the Jagera People.

Madonna Thomson supported QLC in progressing engagement of Traditional Owners in Emergency Response Planning and ensuring cultural heritage was considered, planned and protected through the engagement of both QLC Rangers and members of the Quandamooka People. Madonna Thomson advised QLC on organisational capacity, including fixed cost structures for the engagement of Quandamooka People in the Moreton Oil Spill Recovery Activities.

The Queensland Government later sought the involvement and specialist advice of Madonna Thomson to address cultural heritage issues during mediation, arising from a ligitation process with the ship owners of the “Pacific Adventurer”, the ship responsible for the oil spill.

The Queensland Government later issued a letter of thanks and acknowledgement to Madonna Thomson in recognition of her advice and contribution to the successful Settlement Offer.