News Category: Federal, state and local government


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…

fauna monitoring,road project, ecology, environment

Project Update: Pacific Highway fauna monitoring

Project Update: Pacific Highway fauna monitoring The project Niche Environment and Heritage, in association with Bowditch Group and Hills Environmental, is currently engaged by Roads and Maritime Services in an 8 year contract for environmental services for the upgrade of the Pacific Highway between the Oxley Highway at Port Macquarie and Eungai.  The Pacific Highway…

Niche joins local government contractor panel in NSW

Local Government Procurement (LGP) Niche Environment and Heritage has been selected by Local Government Procurement (LGP) to join its contractor panel for professional consulting in two categories – environmental services, and heritage conservation and planning services. LGP is a business arm of Local Government NSW (LGNSW), the membership association for all councils in NSW. Organisations…

environmental offsetting, biobanking, biodiversity offsetting, nsw, offset credits

Niche experts to review TfNSW offsetting guide

Niche experts to review TfNSW offsetting guide Niche Environment and Heritage, in association with EcoFocus, has been selected by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to undertake a review of its vegetation offsetting guide and calculator. TfNSW undertakes a range of projects from large scale, long-term projects like Sydney Light Rail to small facility upgrades. Vegetation removal…