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,…

fauna monitoring,road project, ecology, environment

Project Update: Pacific Highway fauna monitoring

The project Niche Environment and Heritage, in association with Bowditch Group and Hills Environmental, is currently engaged by Roads and Maritime Services in an 8 year contract for environmental services for the upgrade of the Pacific Highway between the Oxley Highway at Port Macquarie and Eungai.  The Pacific Highway upgrade is one of the largest…

ecological consultant, sydney, ecology, environment

Botanist Dr Cairo Forrest joins Niche in Sydney

The latest addition to Niche’s expanding multidisciplinary consulting team in NSW is botanist Dr Cairo Forrest, who joins the Sydney head office.   Cairo is an experienced ecological consultant and research scientist with particular expertise in terrestrial vegetation, threatened species survey and long term biodiversity monitoring programs.   Cairo’s PhD focused on five threatened Acacia…

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Working in a marine, coastal or freshwater environment?

Niche’s aquatic ecology team has the specialist skills required to ensure your project meets its environmental obligations and consent requirements. We partner with engineering firms, planners, developers, mine operators, utility providers and government on projects encompassing freshwater, marine, estuarine, coastal, temperate and tropical reef and deep-water ecosystems. Our goal is to develop innovative solutions to…

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NSW Biodiversity Conservation Reforms to commence

Significant changes to the way projects are assessed and offset In 2016, the NSW Government introduced the Biodiversity Conservation Act (BC Act) and Local Land Services Amendment Act (LLSA Act). This new legislation repeals the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, the Nature Conservation Trust Act 2001 and parts of the National Parks and Wildlife Act…

ecology, environment, research, fauna, flora, threatened species, assessment, ecologist

The ecology experts you can trust

Niche Environment and Heritage is a multidisciplinary consultancy specialising in ecology and biodiversity, and heritage management, environmental approvals and environmental offsetting.  Established in 2009, we have successfully delivered projects to clients across eastern Australia. Our 40-strong team includes ecologists, botanists, archaeologists and environmental engineers with a wealth of specialist knowledge derived from their research studies,…

mine rehabilitation, nsw, environment, qld, consulting, ecology, koala, habitat

Koala habitat restoration on mined land

Ecological Rehabilitation of Mined Lands Conference 2016 Niche Environment and Heritage proudly sponsored this year’s Best Practice Ecological Rehabilitation of Mined Lands Conference. Our team’s broad range of specialist services to mine rehab projects includes biodiversity management plans; offsetting strategy and accredited BioBanking; habitat recreation and restoration; subsidence impact monitoring of natural features and cultural…