News Category: NSW


heritage, archaeology, consultant, road, RMS, NSW

Niche joins RMS heritage panel

Niche joins RMS heritage panel Niche Environment and Heritage has been approved by RMS as a prequalified supplier for heritage services as part of the NSW government road agency’s Environmental Services panel. Niche is now prequalified to provide services for Aboriginal cultural heritage and cultural values, and Non-Aboriginal cultural heritage. To date, Niche has been…

Coffs Harbour Civic & Cultural Space Heritage Management

Coffs Harbour Civic & Cultural Space Heritage Management The project Coffs Harbour City Council’s Cultural and Civic Space project will provide a lively community, civic and learning hub in the heart of the city centre. The proposed space includes a visual arts gallery, contemporary library with the latest digital facilities, a museum celebrating the region’s…

Our local team in northern NSW

Our local team in northern NSW Meet our team in northern NSW At Niche, we are committed to delivering excellence to our clients. We do this by drawing on our consultants’ local experience and knowledge to provide superior specialist environmental and heritage services that have positive impacts on our client’ projects and the communities in…

Joshua Madden joins Niche

Niche welcomes archaeologist and heritage manager Joshua Madden will lead the NSW historical heritage consulting team Josh is an archaeologist and heritage manager with experience in large and complex transport infrastructure and urban development projects across NSW, QLD and VIC. He is recognised by the Heritage Division of NSW as an Excavation Director. Josh has…

environmental consultant, sydney, parramatta,

Lawrence Smith joins Niche management team

Niche Environment and Heritage is pleased to announce the appointment of Lawrence Smith as regional manager for NSW. Lawrence brings with him over 20 years’ experience in the management of professional service, engineering and consulting firms, including 10 years leading Coffey’s operations as regional general manager. At Niche, Lawrence will be responsible for business performance…

Knowledge, experience and enthusiasm

Niche is pleased to announce the recent appointment of three new consultants to our growing multidisciplinary team. Jane Austen joins the team in Queensland. Jane has 13 years’ experience in heritage management including Aboriginal and historic projects, and community consultation. She has recently worked within City of Gold Coast Council’s heritage unit and as a…

biodiversity offsetting, biobanking, environmental, brokerage, offset credits

Opportunities in biodiversity offsetting

Opportunities in biodiversity offsetting It pays to think outside the box Biodiversity offsets are now integral to project approvals in most states in Australia and are a significant expense to developers, so at Niche we work with our clients to turn offset liabilities into positive commercial outcomes. “Green tax” or commercial opportunity? In many cases,…

ecological assessment, solar farm, new energy, renewable energy, NSW

Project case study: Springdale Solar Farm

Project case study: Springdale Solar Farm Our consultants recently undertook an ecological assessment for a proposed 100 megawatt solar farm near Sutton NSW, close the ACT border. The State Significant Development involved the assessment of ecological values within the study area under the Biodiversity Assessment Methodology (BAM) and our assessment determined how the proposed solar…

archaeology, queensland, mining, heritage, history, ravenswood, gold mine,

Dr Kevin Rains presents at ASHA conference

Dr Kevin Rains presents at ASHA conference Heritage specialist Dr Kevin Rains from Niche’s Brisbane office presented at the joint conference of the Australian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) and the Australian Institute of Maritime Archaeology (AIMA), on Friday 28 September 2018 in Parramatta. His presentation, entitled The Ravenswood Mining Landscape and Chinese Settlement Area…