News Category: Federal, state and local government


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Federal government to review EPBC Act

On 29 October 2019, the Australian government commenced a ten-yearly review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) – the centrepiece of our national environmental legislation. Federal Environment Minister, Sussan Ley, when announcing the review emphasised the government’s goal was to deliver greater certainty to business groups, farmers and environment organisations.…

Four FNQ councils appoint Niche as prequalified supplier

Niche Environment and Heritage has joined four local council supplier panels in Far North Queensland, having successfully satisfied all selection criteria to provide specialist environmental and heritage consulting services.  The councils are Cairns Regional Council, Cassowary Coast Regional Council, Douglas Shire Council and Winton Shire Council. “Our inclusion in all four prequalification panels is only…

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Project News: St Helena Pipeline Heritage Management

Niche was commissioned by NSW Public Works Advisory on behalf of Rous County Council to undertake an Aboriginal Objects Due Diligence Assessment for the proposed St Helena Pipeline project in the Lismore region of NSW. To find out more about the project, our role and the advantages our locally based team delivered to our client,…

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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…