We are Niche

We believe environmental and sustainability strategy should be flexible enough to solve problems that do not fit a standard template. Advice needs be grounded in deep expertise and in understanding of the landscape and communities it was designed for. And it must be supported by practical tools and high-quality services on the ground.

Our name, Niche, has always meant a place of belonging: a place to thrive within nature or community. For us, our name embodies our sense of purpose – we are convinced there is a niche solution to every environmental, social or sustainability challenge.


adj. specialised product or solution designed to meet the unique requirements of a specific audience

n. the position or function of an organism in a community of plants and animals

Creating positive impact for people and nature.

Find out more about our community of technical experts and leaders, and the work we do to create a sustainable future for our communities and environment.

Guided by our values

Our values guide our decisions and inform our actions. We will measure our success by the way we deliver on our promises:

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    We are accountable for our actions, take responsibility for our decisions, and deliver on our commitments.

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    We are proud to offer superior advice and clever solutions. We strive to be the best at what we do and to exceed expectations.

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    We care; for each other, our business partners, working safely, and sustaining our environment.

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    We have the strength and principles to operate honestly and ethically. We build strong, balanced relationships founded on respect.

Balancing bold vision
with practical solutions

To us, empowering people means:

Supporting clients at all stages of a project’s life cycle, helping them create long-term strategies they can confidently implement.

Assisting clients to achieve their social and environmental as well as their commercial goals.

Equipping and inspiring our people to find their purpose and develop their expertise in pursuit of a sustainable future.

Testing, innovating and working with new frameworks to support nature positive outcomes for people and our natural environment.

Our journey since 2009.

Niche is founded

Two of our founders Jamie Reeves and Matthew Richardson continue to lead Niche as senior partners and board members.

Lead environmental consultant Pacific Highway OH2K and F2E upgrade

Niche wins an eight-year NSW Government (RMS) contract as lead environmental consultant on the Pacific Highway OH2K and F2E upgrade.

M1 Pacific Motorway upgrade

Another major project win with RMS. We are selected to provide ecology and heritage expertise for this major road upgrade project.

Parramatta Square redevelopment

Niche provides Aboriginal and historic heritage management support to the $2.7 billion project to redevelop this culturally and historically significant location.

Niche expands north to Brisbane

We begin operating from our first Queensland office on Jagera and Turrbal Country in Sandgate, Brisbane.

Archaeological excavations in the heart of Brisbane CBD

Our Historical Heritage team’s work for the Cross River Rail project reveals incredible insights into the city’s past.

Carbon neutral as we turn 10

Measuring our carbon footprint helps us explore ways to reduce and offset emissions, contributing to a zero-carbon future.

ARTC Inland Rail NSW Biodiversity Offset ID Program

Niche and ARTC’s Inland Rail team work to conserve over 20,000 hectares of land in perpetuity, creating 20 new Biodiversity Stewardship sites.

Niche renews and strengthens its board

Chair Richard Wankmuller, and Non-executive Directors Vanessa Sullivan and Tanya Cox join the Niche Board, helping ensure our corporate governance continues to be robust and ethical.

Niche opens new Sydney CBD office

Our new office opens in the heart of the CBD on Gadigal Country, in Sydney’s landmark Customs House.

Niche welcomes new Managing Director Ian Rollins

Environmental leader and nature market advocate Ian Rollins joins Niche, setting us up for an exciting future.

Natural capital and offsetting services

Niche launches a nature-orientated strategic advisory service from our dedicated team of strategists and land supply specialists.

Niche’s new brand identity

Our new look reflects the environments we work in and our purpose: to empower people to create a sustainable future.

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Niche expands operations to the south

Our first Victorian office opens on Wurundjeri Country in Melbourne’s Collins Street.