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 Access Stage 3: Edmonton to Gordonvale Project, the High Speed Cycleway Project and many more.
Senior heritage consultant Clair Davey has also been supporting Cape Flattery Silica Mine with cultural heritage services. Recent surveys were successfully completed across different areas of the mine site, with further work planned for the coming months.
Meanwhile, our FNQ team has also been providing environmental management and approvals advice to clients on a range interesting projects in recent months.
These include environmental and cultural heritage assessments for Jacobs/Transport and Main Roads to support the Palmerston Highway and Henderson Drive Intersection Upgrade, West of Innisfail; the Kennedy Highway Safety Treatment Project; a Construction Environmental Management Plan and environmental advice for the Red Bridge Rehabilitation Works for Logan Raw Worx/Logan City Council; and Preparation of an application to amend an Environmental Authority and prepare a supporting Environmental Impact Assessment for Bugeja Earthmoving in Cairns.
Supporting our local Cairns community
In June, Niche’s Cairns team participated in EcoFiesta. This annual community event is a celebration of the natural environment and sustainable living in Tropical North Queensland, organised by Cairns Regional Council.
The Niche booth was staffed by members of our FNQ team Anne-marie Ten Hoorn (senior environmental consultant), Clair Davey (senior heritage consultant) and Jill Reid (team leader) and featured fun activities for kids including an eco treasure hunt, archaeological dig and colouring-in competition. The archaeological dig was the stand out activity with over 200 kids experiencing what it is like to be an archaeologist for a day.
We also ran a colouring in competition which had over 80 entries. The winning entry was Emmy Carlon’s koala and she was presented with her prize money by regional manager, Cameron Harvey.
“We were excited to participate and showcase the local work that our team of environmental scientists and archaeologists do,” said Jill Reid.
“We enjoyed the EcoFiesta experience and met so many locals interested in what we are trying to achieve in the local area. We look forward to being part of future events.”