Dr Tanya Park appointed Secretary General, ICOMOS International Wood Committee

Congratulations to built heritage specialist Dr Tanya Park! During the Christmas break, Tanya was appointed to the role of Secretary General of the ICOMOS International Wood Committee – a further endorsement of her globally recognised expertise in wooden architecture, adaptive reuse and historical analysis of heritage buildings. As Secretary General, Tanya will not only continue her…

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Join our team in 2022!

Niche is growing in NSW and QLD, and we’re looking for great people to join our team as we head into 2022. We are currently seeking: – Ecologists and Botanists– Environmental Approvals Consultants – Heritage Consultants– Project Managers – GIS Consultants Benefits for Niche employees include flexible work options, paid parental leave, mentoring and professional…

Australia’s East Coast Energy Transition: Are we there yet?

Lawrence Smith, NSW Regional and National Markets Manager, unpacks the disparate and sometimes inconsistent dialogue around energy transition, highlighting six key aspects of the initiatives, investments and actions underway. A lot has been said recently about the state of Australia’s energy generation transition. Plans are being announced at all levels of State and Federal government.…

What is biodiversity offsetting and what does it mean for your project in NSW?

Principal ecologist and biodiversity offsetting specialist Dr Amanda Griffith introduces the basics of biodiversity offsetting, and how it applies in NSW. Biodiversity offsets aim to deliver beneficial and sustainable environmental outcomes and are an integral component of most project approvals in Australia. In NSW, the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme (BOS) provides the framework for assessing impacts…

Meet our built heritage experts: Dr Tanya Park and Stewart Armstrong

Niche’s growing multidisciplinary team includes more than 25 heritage consultants with expertise in the management of Australian Aboriginal, historical and built heritage. Our heritage team’s broad range of experience and technical knowledge enables us to provide our clients with a complete package of services to manage the heritage aspects of any project – including specialist…

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Aboriginal cultural heritage management – “the Niche Way” in Queensland

Queensland regional manager Cameron Harvey reflects on the importance of evidence-based research and meaningful consultation with stakeholders. Ever since we began Niche in QLD back in 2012, we have always held firm on the belief that the best decisions and recommendations for our clients and their project needs are informed by evidence, not just opinions.…

Covid-19: Staying safe and open for business

How we’re preparing for the “new normal” in Queensland – an update from Qld regional manager Cameron Harvey. While we have been relatively lucky in Queensland during 2021, escaping extended lockdowns and experiencing only limited outbreaks of Covid-19 community transmission, new variants and upcoming changes to the Queensland Government’s restrictions to travel, quarantine and borders…

Fire Access and Fire Trail (FAFT) Program

NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service has engaged our multidisciplinary team to undertake six REFs for the Fire Access and Fire Trail (FAFT) Program across various regions in southern NSW. The FAFT Program will enhance the fire trail network and associated infrastructure to meet new Rural Fire Service standards. Each REF requires a combination of…

Fire Access and Fire Trail (FAFT) Program

Fire Access and Fire Trail (FAFT) Program Client: NSW National Parks & Wildlife ServiceIndustry sector: Natural resource management, State governmentLocation: Illawarra, Murray-Riverina, Southern Ranges NSW Services: Review of Environmental Factors (REF), Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment (ACHA) and Stakeholder Engagement, Biodiversity Assessment, Ecological Field Survey, Targeted Threatened Species Survey (Flora, Amphibian, Microbat), Aquatic/Riparian Assessment and GIS…