News Category: Sector


mining, NSW, environment, environmental consultant, approvals, mining, ecology, heritage

Niche supports clients in the mining sector

Niche supports clients in the mining sector NSW Mining’s Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) Conference is the industry’s largest annual event, bringing together industry leaders, senior government representatives and HSEC professionals.   Conference attendees will hear some incredible stories about safe working practices, learn strategies for fostering a healthy workplace and see some of…

biodiversity offsetting nsw

Biodiversity Offsetting: Niche delivers excellent outcomes for our clients and for conservation

Biodiversity Offsetting: Niche delivers excellent outcomes for our clients and for conservation Biodiversity offsets aim to sustainably address the environmental impacts of development and are an unavoidable component of project approvals in most states in Australia. But offsets can be extremely expensive and so may influence a project’s financial viability. At Niche, we provide strategic…

Amendments to the Queensland DES Flora Survey Trigger Map have potential to affect projects across the state

Amendments to the Queensland DES Flora Survey Trigger Map have potential to affect projects across the state The Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES) Flora Survey Trigger map has recently been amended to incorporate the latest information about where Endangered, Vulnerable and Near Threatened (EVNT) plants are present or are likely to be present.…

heritage, archaeology, consultant, road, RMS, NSW

Niche joins RMS heritage panel

Niche joins RMS heritage panel Niche Environment and Heritage has been approved by RMS as a prequalified supplier for heritage services as part of the NSW government road agency’s Environmental Services panel. Niche is now prequalified to provide services for Aboriginal cultural heritage and cultural values, and Non-Aboriginal cultural heritage. To date, Niche has been…

Coffs Harbour Civic & Cultural Space Heritage Management

Coffs Harbour Civic & Cultural Space Heritage Management The project Coffs Harbour City Council’s Cultural and Civic Space project will provide a lively community, civic and learning hub in the heart of the city centre. The proposed space includes a visual arts gallery, contemporary library with the latest digital facilities, a museum celebrating the region’s…

biodiversity offsetting, biobanking, environmental, brokerage, offset credits

Opportunities in biodiversity offsetting

Opportunities in biodiversity offsetting It pays to think outside the box Biodiversity offsets are now integral to project approvals in most states in Australia and are a significant expense to developers, so at Niche we work with our clients to turn offset liabilities into positive commercial outcomes. “Green tax” or commercial opportunity? In many cases,…

ecological assessment, solar farm, new energy, renewable energy, NSW

Project case study: Springdale Solar Farm

Project case study: Springdale Solar Farm Our consultants recently undertook an ecological assessment for a proposed 100 megawatt solar farm near Sutton NSW, close the ACT border. The State Significant Development involved the assessment of ecological values within the study area under the Biodiversity Assessment Methodology (BAM) and our assessment determined how the proposed solar…

vegetation management, queensland, legislation, biodiversity, consultant, advise

Supporting our clients in urban development

Supporting our clients in urban development Niche Environment and Heritage’s multidisciplinary consulting team has significant experience in providing advice to our clients’ residential, industrial and commercial development projects. Now, for the first time, Niche will participate in the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW state conference as a sponsor and exhibitor. This one-day conference…

mining, NSW, environment, environmental consultant, approvals, mining, ecology, heritage

NSW mining industry’s biggest event of the year

NSW mining industry’s biggest event of the year Niche Environment and Heritage is proud to sponsor NSW Mining’s Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) Conference and Awards – the NSW mining industry’s biggest event of the year. The theme of the conference this year is “Share, Innovate, Succeed,” and the event brings together policy experts…