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…

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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…

mining, NSW, environment, environmental consultant, approvals, mining, ecology, heritage

Niche supports clients in the mining sector

NSW Mining’s Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) Conference is the industry’s largest annual event, bringing together industry leaders, senior government representatives and HSEC professionals.   Conference attendees will hear some incredible stories about safe working practices, learn strategies for fostering a healthy workplace and see some of the latest initiatives under way to help…

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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…

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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. The latest and best available information has been incorporated into the mapping to determine the ‘High Risk…

heritage, archaeology, consultant, road, RMS, NSW

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 selected by RMS to undertake…

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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 heritage, and civic administration buildings.  Subject to approval,…

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…

vegetation management, queensland, legislation, biodiversity, consultant, advise

Supporting our clients in urban development

Niche Environment and Heritage’s multidisciplinary consulting team has significant experience in providing advice to our clients’ residential, industrial and commercial development projects. Now, for the first time, Niche will participate in the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW state conference as a sponsor and exhibitor. This one-day conference will explore current and emerging challenges…