Dendrobium Terrestrial Ecology Monitoring Program – GIS

As part of the Dendrobium Terrestrial Ecology Monitoring Program, our ecologists measure and monitor ecological values and indicators for Coastal Upland Swamps in the Sydney Basin Bioregion (Upland Swamps) listed as Endangered under the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (BC Act) and the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). “The Niche…

Meet our team: Ben Slack

Ben joined Niche’s NSW heritage team as Senior Heritage Consultant, bringing with him seven years of experience as an Aboriginal and historic heritage consultant, along with demonstrated experience consulting in the construction and mining sectors. Ben describes himself as an easy-going, positive and hardworking professional. He grew up in Newcastle, however, studied abroad in London…

Rain Forest

Niche takes climate action by supporting reforestation and carbon farming

At Niche, we care about sustaining our environment and to demonstrate our commitment we are continuing to minimise the impact of our operations through offsetting our carbon emissions.  “By measuring our organisation’s carbon footprint annually, we are able to understand the sources of our carbon emissions and explore ways to reduce them… “We’ve reduced our…

Endangered Koala conservation status update

Did you know the conservation status of the Koala within NSW, QLD and the ACT has recently changed from Vulnerable to Endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)? See the Commonwealth Government media release here. “The impact of prolonged drought, followed by the black summer bushfires, and the cumulative…

Dr Tanya Park appointed Secretary General, ICOMOS International Wood Committee

Congratulations to built heritage specialist Dr Tanya Park! During the Christmas break, Tanya was appointed to the role of Secretary General of the ICOMOS International Wood Committee – a further endorsement of her globally recognised expertise in wooden architecture, adaptive reuse and historical analysis of heritage buildings. As Secretary General, Tanya will not only continue her…

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Join our team in 2022!

Niche is growing in NSW and QLD, and we’re looking for great people to join our team as we head into 2022. We are currently seeking: – Ecologists and Botanists– Environmental Approvals Consultants – Heritage Consultants– Project Managers – GIS Consultants Benefits for Niche employees include flexible work options, paid parental leave, mentoring and professional…

Australia’s East Coast Energy Transition: Are we there yet?

Lawrence Smith, NSW Regional and National Markets Manager, unpacks the disparate and sometimes inconsistent dialogue around energy transition, highlighting six key aspects of the initiatives, investments and actions underway. A lot has been said recently about the state of Australia’s energy generation transition. Plans are being announced at all levels of State and Federal government.…

What is biodiversity offsetting and what does it mean for your project in NSW?

Principal ecologist and biodiversity offsetting specialist Dr Amanda Griffith introduces the basics of biodiversity offsetting, and how it applies in NSW. Biodiversity offsets aim to deliver beneficial and sustainable environmental outcomes and are an integral component of most project approvals in Australia. In NSW, the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme (BOS) provides the framework for assessing impacts…

Meet our built heritage experts: Dr Tanya Park and Stewart Armstrong

Niche’s growing multidisciplinary team includes more than 25 heritage consultants with expertise in the management of Australian Aboriginal, historical and built heritage. Our heritage team’s broad range of experience and technical knowledge enables us to provide our clients with a complete package of services to manage the heritage aspects of any project – including specialist…