Meet our team: Neil Berry, GIS consultant

In his role as a GIS consultant based at Niche’s head office in Parramatta, Neil uses his skills in data visualisation and statistical analysis to produce report-quality mapping and figures to convey spatial data. “I’m naturally a visual communicator, and I enjoy finding ways to interpret and efficiently illustrate the spatial detail that our clients…

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…

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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…

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Meet our graduate and early career consultants

So far during 2021, we’ve welcomed seven new graduate and early career consultants to our growing team in NSW. They’ve all been busy getting to grips with our systems, developing their technical skills with support from colleagues, and building their professional knowledge and confidence. Despite very challenging times, they’re all making the most of the…

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Niche welcomes Lennelle Barnes to the team

Senior environmental scientist Lennelle Barnes has joined Niche’s growing multidisciplinary consulting team in NSW. Based in the Newcastle region, Lennelle takes up the role of Senior Associate – Environmental Approvals. During her 10 year career within the environmental consulting industry, Lennelle has gained extensive experience in environmental approvals for local and State government, and private…

NAIDOC Week 4-11 July 2021 – Heal Country

Niche’s Cultural Heritage Team Leader in Queensland, Jill Reid, introduces the theme for this year’s NAIDOC Week. The NAIDOC Week theme this year calls for stronger measures to recognise, protect, and maintain all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage. Niche has the privilege of working with different Aboriginal communities on a…

Five things you need to know about the 2020 Independent Review of the EPBC Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Commentary and compilation by Lawrence Smith, NSW Regional Manager, Niche. For context, let’s first look at some background information: The EPBC Act is Australia’s primary national environmental law; it’s more than 1000 pages of complex legislation and, since first introduced in 1999, it has had over 400 pages of regulations added. This 2019-2020 is the…