Bugeja Recycling – Resource Recovery and Transfer Facility 

Bugeja Recycling – Resource Recovery and Transfer Facility  Bugeja Earthmoving (sister company of Bugeja Recycling) currently operates a small mobile recycling facility in Cairns that specialises in the crushing, shredding and screening of local construction and demolition (C&D) waste (through the use of a Hammbreaker crusher/shredder and transportable screening plant) for environmentally appropriate reuse throughout…

Kuranda Range Road – Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Strategy

Kuranda Range Road – Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Strategy Niche recently provided environmental management and approval services on a project involving the design of an Intelligent Transport System (ITS) located between Smithfield and Kuranda, traversing the Kuranda Range Road within sections of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area (WTWHA). The ITS aims to improve incident…

Endangered Koala conservation status update

Did you know the conservation status of the Koala within NSW, QLD and the ACT has recently changed from Vulnerable to Endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)? See the Commonwealth Government media release here. “The impact of prolonged drought, followed by the black summer bushfires, and the cumulative…

Cairns Western Arterial Road Upgrade Planning

Our Queensland team was engaged by Jacobs Group (Australia) Pty Ltd, on of behalf Transport and Mains Roads (TMR), to provide environmental and cultural heritage services for upgrades to the Cairns Western Arterial Road (CWAR). The project worked to address congestion, improve road efficiency and access, enable better connectivity, and improve safety while meeting the future…

Fire Access and Fire Trail (FAFT) Program

NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service has engaged our multidisciplinary team to undertake six REFs for the Fire Access and Fire Trail (FAFT) Program across various regions in southern NSW. The FAFT Program will enhance the fire trail network and associated infrastructure to meet new Rural Fire Service standards. Each REF requires a combination of…

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Rebecca Rowlingson joins Niche to lead environment team in Queensland

Niche Environment and Heritage has appointed Rebecca Rowlingson to lead the growing environmental and ecological consulting team in Queensland. As an environmental scientist and program manager, Rebecca draws on over 14 years of professional experience gained in the resources and energy sectors. Rebecca has strong communication skills, allowing her to develop relationships with clients, collaborate…

Project news: Cannington Intelligent Land Management

In 2016, South32 implemented Intelligent Land Management (ILM) – a framework for land management designed to transform land holdings or areas being rehabilitated into areas that increase climate resilience and generate shared financial, social and environmental value. After delivering the ILM assessment for South32’s Illawarra Metallurgical Coal operations, Niche partnered with Pershke Consulting to deliver…

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Niche continuing to undertake work on the NSW Wild Dog Fence Extension Project

Niche Environment and Heritage Pty Ltd (Niche) are continuing to progress the Biodiversity Consultancy Services component of the NSW Wild Dog Fence Extension Project, with measures put in place to ensure the safety of local landholders, community members and staff.  The project, which was a key 2019 election commitment by the NSW Government, will see the NSW Border Wild Dog Fence…

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A day in the life of… Anne-marie Ten Hoorn, Senior Environmental Consultant, Cairns

Anne-marie has more than a decade’s experience in environmental management and compliance, and a strong focus on delivering the best possible outcomes for her clients, their projects, and our environment. Anne-marie describes her typical working day as part of our Queensland environmental team. 9.00 am  Our virtual weekly meetings are a chance for the whole…

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Niche secures five year Defence panel contract

Niche Environment and Heritage (Niche) in June 2020 executed a formal Agreement to support the Australian Department of Defence as a member of the Defence Infrastructure Panel – Environment, Heritage and Engineering Services 2020-2025 (DIP.EHE) for an initial five year term.  As one of Australia’s largest land managers, Defence is responsible for the management of a large, complex, and diverse estate that has…