Nature Related Risk and Opportunity Management

How do we meet the challenges of mitigating and adapting to climate change, protecting biodiversity and improving the management of natural capital?
If you are familiar with the Triple Bottom Line (3 P’s, Profit, People, Planet), you will likely know there is no specific guidelines to accurately measure TBL. A consistent and globally adopted framework for organisations to report and act on evolving nature-related risks is required.

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.…


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…

biodiversity offsetting nsw

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 advice to ensure our clients’ offset requirements are met efficiently, and to…

biodiversity offsetting, biobanking, environmental, brokerage, offset credits

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, offsets are viewed by…

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

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 farm is likely to have an…