Meet our team: Ecologist Lauren Eade

Lauren joined Niche’s consulting team in March 2021. Originally from Cairns, Lauren has five years of experience working as an ecologist and fauna spotter-catcher, including time spent in remote areas of Queensland’s Far North. While based on the Cape York Peninsula, Lauren’s fieldwork included investigations and monitoring of the region’s threatened Northern Quoll and Palm…

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How could this have happened?

Queensland regional manager and historical heritage specialist Cameron Harvey discusses contemporary issues in cultural heritage and provides essential risk-reducing advice. Cultural heritage matters of local, state, national and international significance have recently resulted in significant media attention, causing political upheaval, corporate embarrassment, and often substantial community outrage. All too often we hear, “How could this…

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Five things you need to know about the 2020 Independent Review of the EPBC Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Commentary and compilation by Lawrence Smith, NSW Regional Manager, Niche. For context, let’s first look at some background information: The EPBC Act is Australia’s primary national environmental law; it’s more than 1000 pages of complex legislation and, since first introduced in 1999, it has had over 400 pages of regulations added. This 2019-2020 is the…

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Parramatta Square archaeological excavations

The $2.7 billion redevelopment of Parramatta Square is one of the largest urban transformation projects in the country and is central to Parramatta City Council’s vision to build Australia’s next great city. The project involves more than 20,000 square metres of designed public space around six new and architecturally innovative buildings, and a refurbished Town…

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Meet our team: Aboriginal heritage specialist Yolanda Pavincich

Senior heritage consultant Yolanda Pavincich is based at Niche’s head office in Parramatta, with the option to work remotely from her Blue Mountains home, and regular travel for fieldwork that can take her anywhere from Sydney CBD to remote bushland locations across NSW. She joined Niche in October 2020. “Starting a new and busy job…

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Rebecca Rowlingson joins Niche to lead environment team in Queensland

Niche Environment and Heritage has appointed Rebecca Rowlingson to lead the growing environmental and ecological consulting team in Queensland. As an environmental scientist and program manager, Rebecca draws on over 14 years of professional experience gained in the resources and energy sectors. Rebecca has strong communication skills, allowing her to develop relationships with clients, collaborate…

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Project news: Herston Quarter, Brisbane

Niche’s Heritage Architect, Stewart Armstrong, is providing design and construction advice as the nominated Heritage Architect for the Herston Quarter project. Herston Quarter is one of the largest and most complex heritage projects currently underway in Brisbane. The $1.1 billion mixed-use redevelopment project includes the adaptive reuse of several iconic heritage buildings on the site.…

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Meet our team: John McLellan Gillen, historical heritage consultant

John is an archaeologist specialising in historical heritage (also known as non-Aboriginal or European heritage). He joined Niche’s consulting team in April 2020.  Since graduating with a BA in Archaeology from the University of Queensland in 2013, John – a dual Australian/British citizen – has gained almost ten years of heritage and archaeology experience in…

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Heritage consultant Adelia Gower joins Niche in Brisbane

Adelia Gower is the latest addition to our growing multidisciplinary consulting team in Brisbane, having joined Niche in January 2021. Adelia brings strong technical and project management skills, gained through more than six years of experience from the linear infrastructure, urban development and mining sectors in both QLD and NSW. Adelia is skilled in research and…

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Inland Rail Program – Narrabri to North Star heritage management

The 1,700 km Inland Rail Program will connect Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, transforming how goods are moved around Australia. Niche provides both historical and Aboriginal cultural heritage advice and services across the Inland Rail Program, including the post-approval and compliance stages of the Narrabri to North Star project,…

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Join our team!

Due to a strong pipeline of interesting work for great clients, Niche is currently recruiting! We have opportunities for ecologists and environmental consultants in Brisbane, Parramatta and Wollongong. To find out about our current vacancies, meet some of our team, and learn about the great benefits we offer to employees, head over to our Careers…

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