road, rail, ecology, infrastructure,environmental, consultant

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 Cairns Southern Access (CSA) Project and the…

heritage consultant, gold coast, environment, archaeology, qld

Niche welcomes Dr Kevin Rains to the team

Dr Kevin Rains is a historical archaeologist and heritage manager and joins Niche after an extensive period of service with Gold Coast City Council, including working as Council’s senior heritage planner, team leader and most recently the coordinator of cultural heritage development. His expertise extends to researching, publishing on, and managing early mining and agricultural…

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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 historical research and significance…

queensland planning act, developers, heritage, planning

Meet our team: Cameron Harvey, QLD regional manager

As regional manager in the Sunshine State, Cameron leads Niche’s Queensland operations and multidisciplinary consulting teams servicing our clients from our bases in Brisbane and Cairns. Cameron is also a heritage consultant who specialises in historical heritage assessments and has extensive experience assessing the cultural heritage significance of historical places.  Cameron’s cultural heritage career spans more than 15 years in…

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…

Rich history of Moray Fields

Niche Environment and Heritage, in partnership with property owners The Port Binnli Group and Steve Chaddock of Timeline Heritage, has recently completed an oral history and online interpretation project for the former Moray Fields Sugar Plantation site in southeast Queensland. The plantation ruins are recognised for their importance through their inclusion on the Queensland Heritage…

Jill Reid, Team Leader – Cultural Heritage QLD

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 skills include project managing and conducting risk assessments,…