Meet our team: Yogesh Nair

Yogesh is an ecologist specialising in bush regeneration, revegetation and ecological rehabilitation. He has more than ten years’ experience in monitoring, management and planning for bushland restoration projects in the Sydney metropolitan area and across NSW. Yogesh joined Niche’s multidisciplinary consulting team in August 2019. He is based at our Sydney head office, with frequent…

Project News: Biodiversity Offsetting for Liverpool Range Wind Farm

Niche was engaged by Tilt Renewables to provide a preliminary offset assessment and offset strategy for the Liverpool Range Wind Farm and Transmission Line project in the Upper Hunter Valley, NSW. Our team of Accredited BAM Assessors undertook investigations to determine the biodiversity values of ten parcels of land, and to assess their potential for…

Liverpool Range Wind Farm

Liverpool Range Wind Farm and Transmission Line Client: Tilt RenewablesIndustry sector: Renewable energy Service: Preliminary offset site assessment and offset strategyLocation: Upper Hunter Valley, NSW The project The Liverpool Range Wind Farm project in the Upper Hunter Valley has received planning approval for the construction and operation of up to 267 wind turbines, with a…

Project News: Mid North Coast Correctional Centre Expansion

Our North Coast NSW team provided both heritage management and ecological services during approval and compliance stages of this project. This included an Aboriginal cultural heritage assessment; flora and fauna assessment; vegetation management plan; fauna management plan; nest box installation and monitoring; clearing surveys – and a Koala Habitat Management Plan (KHMP). The KHMP led…

Mid North Coast Correctional Centre Expansion

Mid North Coast Correctional Centre Expansion Client: Corrective Services NSW (Department of Communities and Justice) Industry sector: Infrastructure, NSW Government Service: Ecology and biodiversity, Aboriginal heritage managementLocation: Kempsey NSW The project The expansion of the Mid North Coast Correctional Centre has resulted in the provision of over 400 further beds as well as proposed centre…

Meet our team: Sarah McGuinness

Sarah McGuinness is a heritage consultant based at our Wollongong office. For more than 10 years she has been providing Aboriginal and historical archaeology advice to support to clients across New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia.  Sarah has worked extensively within the mining and linear infrastructure sectors and is highly skilled in a…

Specialist support for road projects

Niche’s multidisciplinary team has the experience and expertise to deliver high quality, specialist services to support road infrastructure projects across NSW. Our flagship projects in this sector include: OH2K and F2E: Lead environmental consultant M1 Pacific Highway Motorway Productivity Package: Ecology, Aboriginal and historical heritage Hunter Expressway Environmental Advice: Project ecologist throughout project planning, design…

Project News: Sydney Trains weed management plan

Niche was engaged by Sydney Trains to prepare a five-year weed management plan to deal with exotic flora across the entire network. Botanist Dr Cairo Forrest developed an innovative method for recording weeds across the rail network using handheld GPS devices, while riding trains at pace. Read our case study to find out more… Excellence…

Sydney Trains Weed Management Plan

Sydney Trains Weed Management Plan Client: Sydney TrainsIndustry sector: Government/Transport Infrastructure Service: Collect invasive flora data across the entire network and author a five-year weed management plan (including costings) for the networkLocation: Sydney, Lithgow, Nowra, Newcastle The project Sydney Trains require a five-year weed management plan to deal effectively with weed infestations occurring within their…