Meet the team: Rosanna Virzi, Heritage Consultant QLD

Heritage consultant Rosanna Virzi is one of Niche’s latest recruits joining the Queensland heritage team in July 2022. Rose has five years of experience with heritage and allied environmental projects around Australia. This has included working with the Australian Department of the Environment, supporting the Australian Heritage Council, and bioregional assessments

National Science Week 2022: Join Dr Kevin Rains as he discusses the glass artefacts found on the Cross River Rail project

To celebrate National Science Week 2022, Niche’s Dr Kevin Rains, Associate – QLD Heritage, hosted a thrilling and insightful discussion on the glass artefacts found during the Cross River Rail excavations and what archaeologists can learn from them.

Bugeja Recycling – Resource Recovery and Transfer Facility 

Bugeja Recycling – Resource Recovery and Transfer Facility  Bugeja Earthmoving (sister company of Bugeja Recycling) currently operates a small mobile recycling facility in Cairns that specialises in the crushing, shredding and screening of local construction and demolition (C&D) waste (through the use of a Hammbreaker crusher/shredder and transportable screening plant) for environmentally appropriate reuse throughout…

Kuranda Range Road – Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Strategy

Kuranda Range Road – Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Strategy Niche recently provided environmental management and approval services on a project involving the design of an Intelligent Transport System (ITS) located between Smithfield and Kuranda, traversing the Kuranda Range Road within sections of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area (WTWHA). The ITS aims to improve incident…

QLD Heritage Master Class on Archival Recording

QLD Heritage Master Class on Archival Recording Niche’s QLD heritage team recently got together for some face-to-face professional development and mentoring in the Gold Coast Hinterland. With a Master Class on archival recording, the team are assisting the Gold Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum in Mudgeeraba with their application for local heritage listing of the original…

Dr Xavier Carah presents at UQ on archaeological works at Shorncliffe Station

Dr Xavier Carah presents at UQ on archaeological works at Shorncliffe Station In April of 2022, Dr Xavier Carah presented the results of Niche’s work at Shorncliffe Railway Station in the Working Papers in Archaeology series at the University of Queensland. The presentation discussed the archaeological approach, the artefacts, and the local and personal stories…

Bones Knob Telecommunications Tower

Bones Knob Telecommunications Tower Niche recently provided both historical and Aboriginal cultural heritage advice and services on a project involving the installation of a telecommunications (Telstra) tower at Bones Knob, Tolga on the Atherton Tablelands. The tower will provide the communities around Tolga with improved internet and telecommunications connectivity (expected to be operational in late…

Cross River Rail – Historical archaeology update

Cross River Rail – Historical archaeology update Since 2018 Niche has provided archaeological services for the State government funded Cross River Rail project. Services include the preparation of detailed archaeological assessments, research designs, advice and archaeological investigations within the underground station precincts and associated areas. These works were guided by the Cross River Rail Archaeological…