Niche recently co-hosted a breakfast seminar in Sydney with law firm Clayton Utz entitled Innovative strategies for biodiversity offsets in NSW.
More than thirty project directors, environmental managers and legal advisers attended the seminar, with representatives from the land development, mining and renewable energy sectors, as well as state government road and water infrastructure agencies.
The combined technical and commercial knowledge of Niche director Dr Rhidian Harrington, together with Clayton Utz, represented an invaluable opportunity to uncover innovative ways to address biodiversity offsets and this was a very informative discussion.
Niche’s NSW regional manager Lawrence Smith, who chaired the seminar, said; “By providing advice to clients as close to conceptual stage as possible, we are able to develop offset strategies that addresses each project’s unique challenges.”
Lawrence went on to say; “This early involvement is the key to understanding financial viability thresholds and to designing the right strategy to ensure our clients’ offset requirements are met efficiently. This approach has already saved our clients millions of dollars in unnecessary costs, while also providing excellent outcomes for conservation.”
Niche plans a similar event focusing on constraints and opportunities in heritage management. More information coming soon…
Excellence in your environment
Niche’s 50-strong team includes specialist ecologists who are highly experienced in developing successful offsetting strategies and are accredited by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage in applying the Biodiversity Assessment Methodology (BAM), in compliance with the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.
Read more about our biodiversity offsetting services and project experience below, or contact us to discuss your project.
Biodiversity offsetting – our services
Biodiversity offsetting – Niche delivers excellent outcomes for our clients and for conservation
Project case study – Appin West BioBank Site