News Category: Federal, state and local government


Niche approved as prequalified supplier for NSW government construction projects

Niche Environment and Heritage has been approved to join NSW Procurement’s prequalification scheme for Consultants in Construction (SCM1191). Niche satisfies all NSW Procurement’s selection criteria and joins the scheme as a ‘Certified Consultant’ and ‘Supplier of Environmental Assessment Services’ for natural habitats and built environments. The scheme is used by NSW government agencies, state owned…

ANET conference, ecology, heritage, road, infrastructure, environment, consultant

See us at the National Roads and Traffic Expo

The National Roads & Traffic Expo is Australia’s trade show for the entire road transport ecosystem, and we’re proud to be showing our support for our many clients in this sector by exhibiting at this year’s event. Niche delivers a wide range of specialist environmental and cultural heritage services to transport infrastructure projects across eastern…

road, rail, ecology, infrastructure,environmental, consultant

Niche welcomes road infrastructure specialist Sarah Webb

Niche has recently welcomed senior environmental approvals consultant Sarah Webb to the team. Sarah joins our growing multidisciplinary consulting team and is based at our South Coast NSW office in Wollongong. Sarah’s focus is on road and civil infrastructure projects and she is passionate about ensuring safe, practical and positive outcomes for her clients –…

Niche joins supplier register for management of threatened species in North Eastern NSW

Niche Environment and Heritage has been chosen by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (formerly OEH) for inclusion in a register of suppliers for specialist services relating to the management of threatened species, populations and ecological communities in the North Eastern region of NSW. The Department’s register acknowledges Niche as a supplier of…

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,…

environmental constraints, coastal engineering, environmental consultant, NSW, kiama

Project case study: Minnamurra boardwalk

Project case study: Minnamurra boardwalk Niche and Riparian Engineering were commissioned by Kiama Council to prepare a conceptual design of a 1.6km boardwalk from the southern part of Minnamurra River estuary adjacent to Riverside Drive to the northern road bridge. The boardwalk will improve pedestrian and cyclist access between Minnamurra and Kiama whilst achieving an…