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…

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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…

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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.…

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fauna monitoring,road project, ecology, environment

Project Update: Pacific Highway fauna monitoring

Project Update: Pacific Highway fauna monitoring The project Niche Environment and Heritage, in association with Bowditch Group and Hills Environmental, is currently engaged by Roads and Maritime Services in an 8 year contract for environmental services for the upgrade of the Pacific Highway between the Oxley Highway at Port Macquarie and Eungai.  The Pacific Highway…

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Completing an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment

Completing an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment Niche’s heritage team leader Renée Regal,a specialist in Aboriginal archaeology, community consultation and NSW heritage regulation, gives her advice on completing an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessmen.. Community consultation will take 5 to 6 months to complete at a minimum, so make sure you start the process early to give…

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ecological consultant, sydney, ecology, environment

Botanist Dr Cairo Forrest joins Niche in Sydney

Botanist Dr Cairo Forrest joins Niche in Sydney The latest addition to Niche’s expanding multidisciplinary consulting team in NSW is botanist Dr Cairo Forrest, who joins the Sydney head office.   Cairo is an experienced ecological consultant and research scientist with particular expertise in terrestrial vegetation, threatened species survey and long term biodiversity monitoring programs.…

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queensland, brisbane, heritage consultant, archaeologist

Archaeologist Xavier Carah joins Niche is Queensland

Archaeologist Xavier Carah joins Niche is Queensland Niche Environment and Heritage recently welcomed archaeologist Xavier Carah to the heritage consulting team in Queensland. Xavier has five years of professional experience, gained as a consultant in the private sector and for the University of Queensland’s Cultural Heritage Unit. He has experience with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous…

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Working in a marine, coastal or freshwater environment?

Working in a marine, coastal or freshwater environment? Niche’s aquatic ecology team has the specialist skills required to ensure your project meets its environmental obligations and consent requirements. We partner with engineering firms, planners, developers, mine operators, utility providers and government on projects encompassing freshwater, marine, estuarine, coastal, temperate and tropical reef and deep-water ecosystems.…

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NSW Biodiversity Conservation Reforms to commence

NSW Biodiversity Conservation Reforms to commence Significant changes to the way projects are assessed and offset In 2016, the NSW Government introduced the Biodiversity Conservation Act (BC Act) and Local Land Services Amendment Act (LLSA Act). This new legislation repeals the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, the Nature Conservation Trust Act 2001 and parts of…

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