News Category: Road, rail and transport infrastructure


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…

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,…

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

Connecting nature, connecting people

Connecting nature, connecting people Niche Environment and Heritage is proud to sponsor ANET 2018, the conference of the Australasian Network for Ecology and Transport. The theme of this year’s conference is “Connecting people, connecting nature” and delegates from government, industry, research and community groups will attend to share and discover the latest findings in environmentally-sensitive…

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…

road, rail, ecology, infrastructure,environmental, consultant

Niche wins significant contract in Cairns community

Niche wins significant contract in Cairns community Since late June 2016, Niche Environment and Heritage’s Far North Queensland team has been engaged to provide cultural heritage capacity to the local Transport and Main Roads (TMR) office. This has included large and small-scale land and marine projects. Significant projects to date include Stage 2 of the…

Queensland Rail heritage assessments

Queensland Rail heritage assessments Niche has been selected by Queensland Rail to undertake detailed heritage assessments of 10 selected railway station complexes located across the SEQ railway network. Assessments include consideration of State and Queensland Rail’s own heritage criteria to determine the importance of individual station buildings, and complexes of station buildings. The project requires…

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…

road, rail, ecology, infrastructure,environmental, consultant

Niche selected for RMS major road upgrade projects

The M1 Pacific Motorway is currently one of the busiest transport corridors in Australia. Niche Environment and Heritage, in association with Bowditch Group, has been engaged by RMS to deliver specialist environmental services for several major road upgrade projects in the Hunter and Central Coast regions. The M1 Pacific Motorway is currently one of the…

Jill Reid, Team Leader – Cultural Heritage QLD

Jill Reid appointed subject matter expert by TfNSW

Jill Reid appointed subject matter expert by TfNSW Jill Reid has recently been appointed as a subject matter expert on the Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) environmental panel. Jill is Niche’s Cairns-based Senior Heritage Consultant and has over 15 years experience in the field of Aboriginal cultural heritage and 8 years direct experience with transport related projects. Her…

road, rail, ecology, infrastructure,environmental, consultant

Hunter Expressway to open

Hunter Expressway to open Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss and NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay have announced the Hunter region’s largest road infrastructure project will open to traffic on Saturday 22 March 2014. “This has certainly been a much-anticipated project for people in the Hunter region, with the…