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…

archaeology, queensland, mining, heritage, history, ravenswood, gold mine,

Dr Kevin Rains presents at ASHA conference

Heritage specialist Dr Kevin Rains from Niche’s Brisbane office presented at the joint conference of the Australian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) and the Australian Institute of Maritime Archaeology (AIMA), on Friday 28 September 2018 in Parramatta. His presentation, entitled The Ravenswood Mining Landscape and Chinese Settlement Area Project, was based on Niche’s involvement in…

archaeology, mining, queensland, heritage, consulting, environment

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 is believed to have been in use…

aboriginal cultural heritage, NSW, consultant, archaeologist

Aboriginal cultural heritage legislation reform in NSW

In NSW, the legislation governing how we conserve and manage Aboriginal cultural heritage is about to change. This will include new regulations, policies and guidelines that could significantly affect your project’s cultural heritage management. Our experienced heritage consulting team will be working closely with clients to understand what the changes mean for their projects and…

Sydney

Jessica Cuskelly joins heritage consulting team in NSW

Niche Environment and Heritage is pleased to announce that heritage consultant Jessica Cuskelly has joined our Sydney head office. Jessica has a diverse range of experience including research, recording, archaeological excavations and surveys. She has experience in both Aboriginal and historical cultural heritage management projects and has worked in QLD, NSW and overseas. After completing…

environmental constraints, coastal engineering, environmental consultant, NSW, kiama

Project case study: Minnamurra boardwalk

Niche and Riparian Engineering were commissioned by Kiama Council to prepare a conceptual design of a 1.6km boardwalk from the southern part of Minnamurra River estuary adjacent to Riverside Drive to the northern road bridge. The boardwalk will improve pedestrian and cyclist access between Minnamurra and Kiama whilst achieving an iconic tourist attraction for visitors,…

heritage consultant, queensland, brisbane, archaeologist

Earliest evidence of humans in Australia

Niche heritage consultant Xavier Carah is an experienced field archaeologist, with particular skills in survey, excavation and community liaison for Indigenous cultural heritage projects. Queensland-based Xavier is the co-author of a new research article recently published in the journal Nature, Human occupation of northern Australia by 65,000 years ago. The research reports on the results…

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Completing an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment

Niche’s heritage team leader Renée Regal,a specialist in Aboriginal archaeology, community consultation and NSW heritage regulation, gives her advice on completing an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessmen.. Community consultation will take 5 to 6 months to complete at a minimum, so make sure you start the process early to give community members sufficient time to comment…

queensland, brisbane, heritage consultant, archaeologist

Archaeologist Xavier Carah joins Niche is Queensland

Niche Environment and Heritage recently welcomed archaeologist Xavier Carah to the heritage consulting team in Queensland. Xavier has five years of professional experience, gained as a consultant in the private sector and for the University of Queensland’s Cultural Heritage Unit. He has experience with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous heritage for major infrastructure and development projects.…

archaeology, heritage, archaeologist, niche, consultant

New heritage consultant for Niche

Niche Environment and Heritage is pleased to announce that Isabel Tickle has joined the heritage consulting team. Isabel is a recently graduated archaeologist with experience in Aboriginal and historical archaeology projects.  She has worked in Victoria and south-western New South Wales on research, as well as private and government projects. Isabel specialises in stone artefact…