News Category: Mining and resources


Intelligent Land Management to transform South32’s landholdings

South32 has developed a holistic land management program titled ‘Intelligent Land Management’ or ILM in order to transform South32 landholdings, which are otherwise unused, into areas that increase climate resilience and generate shared financial, social and environmental value. Niche has recently completed the ILM Assessment for South32’s Illawarra Metallurgical Coal (IMC) operations, building on our…

aboriginal cultural heritage, NSW, consultant, archaeologist

Niche archaeologists to present at AAA Conference 2019

Niche Environment and Heritage is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Australian Archaeological Association (AAA) conference, an important event for the archaeological community in Australia and an excellent opportunity for our own team’s professional development. The theme of this year’s conference is  Disrupting Paradise: The Archaeology of the Driest Inhabited Continent on Earth and the program includes two…

Supporting our clients and local community in FNQ

Our latest projects Niche’s Cairns-based heritage team continues to work closely with Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and has been engaged to provide specialist cultural heritage capacity to the local TMR office. Significant projects to date include the Smithfield Bypass Project, the Cairns Southern Access Stage 4: Stage Kate to Aumuller Project, the Cairns Southern…

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…

biodiversity offsetting nsw

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…

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,…

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

NSW mining industry’s biggest event of the year

NSW mining industry’s biggest event of the year Niche Environment and Heritage is proud to sponsor NSW Mining’s Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) Conference and Awards – the NSW mining industry’s biggest event of the year. The theme of the conference this year is “Share, Innovate, Succeed,” and the event brings together policy experts…

archaeology, mining, queensland, heritage, consulting, environment

Early settlers to be recognised at Ravenswood

Early settlers to be recognised at Ravenswood Niche Environment and Heritage was engaged by Carpentaria Gold to undertake the scientific excavation of historical gravesites at the original cemetery site at Ravenswood, in north Queensland, after the location of the cemetery was established during heritage assessments for the proposed Ravenswood Gold Mine Expansion Project. The cemetery…