News Category: Archaeology


Niche shows support for archaeology in Australia

Niche Environment and Heritage is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Australian Archaeological Association conference. The theme of this year’s conference is Disrupting Paradise: The Archaeology of the Driest Inhabited Continent on Earth and the program will include the latest research results, key heritage issues and new advancements in the application of scientific…

Supporting our clients and local community in FNQ

Our latest projects Niche’s Cairns-based heritage team continues to work closely with Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and has been engaged to provide specialist cultural heritage capacity to the local TMR office. Significant projects to date include the Smithfield Bypass Project, the Cairns Southern Access Stage 4: Stage Kate to Aumuller Project, the Cairns Southern…

ANET conference, ecology, heritage, road, infrastructure, environment, consultant

See us the National Roads and Traffic Expo

The National Roads & Traffic Expo is Australia’s trade show for the entire road transport ecosystem, and we’re proud to be showing our support for our many clients in this sector by exhibiting at this year’s event. Niche delivers a wide range of specialist environmental and cultural heritage services to transport infrastructure projects across eastern…

archaeologist, heritage

Niche grows to 50 people, with six new appointments to the heritage consulting team

It’s an exciting time at Niche!  With strong demand from our clients and a solid pipeline of interesting projects, our multidisciplinary team is growing.  To ensure we continue to deliver high quality services to support our clients’ projects, we’re strengthening and expanding our team, and we are pleased to welcome six new heritage consultants. “Our…

heritage, archaeology, consultant, road, RMS, NSW

Niche joins RMS heritage panel

Niche joins RMS heritage panel Niche Environment and Heritage has been approved by RMS as a prequalified supplier for heritage services as part of the NSW government road agency’s Environmental Services panel. Niche is now prequalified to provide services for Aboriginal cultural heritage and cultural values, and Non-Aboriginal cultural heritage. To date, Niche has been…

archaeology, queensland, mining, heritage, history, ravenswood, gold mine,

Dr Kevin Rains presents at ASHA conference

Dr Kevin Rains presents at ASHA conference Heritage specialist Dr Kevin Rains from Niche’s Brisbane office presented at the joint conference of the Australian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) and the Australian Institute of Maritime Archaeology (AIMA), on Friday 28 September 2018 in Parramatta. His presentation, entitled The Ravenswood Mining Landscape and Chinese Settlement Area…

archaeology, mining, queensland, heritage, consulting, environment

Early settlers to be recognised at Ravenswood

Early settlers to be recognised at Ravenswood Niche Environment and Heritage was engaged by Carpentaria Gold to undertake the scientific excavation of historical gravesites at the original cemetery site at Ravenswood, in north Queensland, after the location of the cemetery was established during heritage assessments for the proposed Ravenswood Gold Mine Expansion Project. The cemetery…

aboriginal cultural heritage, NSW, consultant, archaeologist

Aboriginal cultural heritage legislation reform in NSW

Aboriginal cultural heritage legislation reform in NSW In NSW, the legislation governing how we conserve and manage Aboriginal cultural heritage is about to change. This will include new regulations, policies and guidelines that could significantly affect your project’s cultural heritage management. Our experienced heritage consulting team will be working closely with clients to understand what…

Jessica Cuskelly joins heritage consulting team in NSW

Jessica Cuskelly joins heritage consulting team in NSW Niche Environment and Heritage is pleased to announce that heritage consultant Jessica Cuskelly has joined our Sydney head office. Jessica has a diverse range of experience including research, recording, archaeological excavations and surveys. She has experience in both Aboriginal and historical cultural heritage management projects and has…

environmental constraints, coastal engineering, environmental consultant, NSW, kiama

Project case study: Minnamurra boardwalk

Project case study: Minnamurra boardwalk Niche and Riparian Engineering were commissioned by Kiama Council to prepare a conceptual design of a 1.6km boardwalk from the southern part of Minnamurra River estuary adjacent to Riverside Drive to the northern road bridge. The boardwalk will improve pedestrian and cyclist access between Minnamurra and Kiama whilst achieving an…

heritage consultant, queensland, brisbane, archaeologist

Earliest evidence of humans in Australia

Earliest evidence of humans in Australia Niche heritage consultant Xavier Carah is an experienced field archaeologist, with particular skills in survey, excavation and community liaison for Indigenous cultural heritage projects. Queensland-based Xavier is the co-author of a new research article recently published in the journal Nature, Human occupation of northern Australia by 65,000 years ago.…