Meet our team: Aboriginal heritage specialist Stella Quast

Stella grew up in Armidale and her farming family background inspired her interest in environmental archaeology and water management.  “When it comes to the environment and managing water, what worked in the past is often still relevant today,” says Stella.  “That’s why heritage matters so much, and why I’m motivated to help my clients achieve compliance with legislation while protecting Aboriginal cultural heritage…

Bunya Mountains – Russell Park MTB Trails

Niche’s Queensland team was engaged by Bligh Tanner to provide both heritage management and ecological services during the detailed design phase Western Downs Regional Council’s Russell Park MTB Trails project. This included an Ecological Assessment Report, Protected Plants flora survey and Protected Plants Flora Survey Report, and cultural heritage services including Aboriginal and historical Due…

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How Indigenous knowledge can inform contemporary management practices: Dr Morgan Disspain presents at World Fisheries Congress

Heritage specialist and senior associate Dr Morgan Disspain is an in expert in archaeological fish otolith analysis, with experience in cultural heritage management and archaeological research. Based in Coffs Harbour in Northern NSW, Morgan has published extensively – and received numerous awards – for her research on the analysis of archaeological fish remains, and has…

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane – Heritage Architect

Niche Heritage Architect, Stewart Armstrong, is providing heritage design and construction advice to Destination Brisbane Consortium for the Queen’s Wharf project – the largest and most complex heritage project currently being undertaken in Queensland. To find out more, read our project case study: Queen’s Wharf Brisbane – Heritage Architect Follow us LinkedIn  Facebook  Instagram  Twitter …

Cross River Rail: Chinese history in Brisbane

During National Archaeology Week 2021, Cross River Rail hosted a range of live-streamed talks exploring the many items of archaeological significance that have been uncovered during excavation works for the project, and what they reveal about life in Brisbane at the turn of the 20th century.  The program included Niche’s historical heritage specialist Dr Kevin Rains talking…

How could this have happened?

Queensland regional manager and historical heritage specialist Cameron Harvey discusses contemporary issues in cultural heritage and provides essential risk-reducing advice. Cultural heritage matters of local, state, national and international significance have recently resulted in significant media attention, causing political upheaval, corporate embarrassment, and often substantial community outrage. All too often we hear, “How could this…

Project news: Herston Quarter, Brisbane

Niche’s Heritage Architect, Stewart Armstrong, is providing design and construction advice as the nominated Heritage Architect for the Herston Quarter project. Herston Quarter is one of the largest and most complex heritage projects currently underway in Brisbane. The $1.1 billion mixed-use redevelopment project includes the adaptive reuse of several iconic heritage buildings on the site.…

Meet our team: John McLellan Gillen, historical heritage consultant

John is an archaeologist specialising in historical heritage (also known as non-Aboriginal or European heritage). He joined Niche’s consulting team in April 2020.  Since graduating with a BA in Archaeology from the University of Queensland in 2013, John – a dual Australian/British citizen – has gained almost ten years of heritage and archaeology experience in…

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Heritage consultant Adelia Gower joins Niche in Brisbane

Adelia Gower is the latest addition to our growing multidisciplinary consulting team in Brisbane, having joined Niche in January 2021. Adelia brings strong technical and project management skills, gained through more than six years of experience from the linear infrastructure, urban development and mining sectors in both QLD and NSW. Adelia is skilled in research and…

Inland Rail Program – Narrabri to North Star heritage management

The 1,700 km Inland Rail Program will connect Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, transforming how goods are moved around Australia. Niche provides both historical and Aboriginal cultural heritage advice and services across the Inland Rail Program, including the post-approval and compliance stages of the Narrabri to North Star project,…