Gavin Jackson is the Principal and Managing Director of Gavin Jackson Cultural Resource Management, an independent consultancy based in Perth, Western Australia. Gavin Jackson CRM provides quality service and professional advice in the fields of Aboriginal heritage, cultural resource management, and land access approvals to private and public sector clients.
Gavin Jackson has over 17 years' experience in Australian archaeological heritage and cultural resource management. Prior to this Gavin worked in the former Western Australian Department of Aboriginal Sites as a field officer in the Pilbara Region and also as an executive officer advising the Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee and the Minister for Indigenous Affairs on heritage matters.
As a consultant Gavin Jackson CRM's major roles have been the management and conduct of archaeological surveys and excavations in Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland. Since 1994 Gavin has completed over 500 Aboriginal heritage and native title consultancy projects and reports.
Gavin manages and conducts Aboriginal heritage surveys. These have involved the planning and undertaking of surveys as project coordinator and team participant, the surface collection of artefactual material from open surface scatters and the test pitting and excavation of rock shelters and shell midden deposits. Many of these surveys have been for major mine development projects in the Pilbara. Gavin also has extensive experience in planning and executing management plans for both archaeological and ethnographic sites and in conducting significance assessment of Australian archaeological sites. These projects have all involved extensive Aboriginal community consultation. Gavin has widespread experience in the Pilbara, Goldfields, Southwest and Midwest regions of Western Australia as well as central South Australia and Northwest Queensland.
Gavin Jackson CRM currently employs 26 professionals, qualified in the disciplines of archaeology and anthropology. Gavin Jackson CRM also employs support staff to meet all the administrative and data management requirements.
Gavin Jackson and his team's combined experience provide high quality professional project management services which ensure the overall heritage process is both streamlined and comprehensive. This results in effective outcomes which are achieved in a reasonable time and in a cost effective manner that benefits all stakeholders.