News Category: QLD


Project News: Heritage management at Shorncliffe station

We’ve been working with Queensland Rail on different aspects of the Shorncliffe station restoration project since 2016. When QR discovered an assemblage of artefacts in the subfloor space they asked us to assist them in managing this discovery. To learn more, read our case study about the project – and the advantages Dr Xavier Carah…

Intelligent Land Management to transform South32’s landholdings

South32 has developed a holistic land management program titled ‘Intelligent Land Management’ or ILM in order to transform South32 landholdings, which are otherwise unused, into areas that increase climate resilience and generate shared financial, social and environmental value. Niche has recently completed the ILM Assessment for South32’s Illawarra Metallurgical Coal (IMC) operations, building on our…

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Federal government to review EPBC Act

On 29 October 2019, the Australian government commenced a ten-yearly review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) – the centrepiece of our national environmental legislation. Federal Environment Minister, Sussan Ley, when announcing the review emphasised the government’s goal was to deliver greater certainty to business groups, farmers and environment organisations.…

Four FNQ councils appoint Niche as prequalified supplier

Niche Environment and Heritage has joined four local council supplier panels in Far North Queensland, having successfully satisfied all selection criteria to provide specialist environmental and heritage consulting services.  The councils are Cairns Regional Council, Cassowary Coast Regional Council, Douglas Shire Council and Winton Shire Council. “Our inclusion in all four prequalification panels is only…

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Niche archaeologists to present at AAA Conference 2019

Niche Environment and Heritage is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Australian Archaeological Association (AAA) conference, an important event for the archaeological community in Australia and an excellent opportunity for our own team’s professional development. The theme of this year’s conference is  Disrupting Paradise: The Archaeology of the Driest Inhabited Continent on Earth and the program includes two…

Niche shows support for archaeology in Australia

Niche Environment and Heritage is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Australian Archaeological Association conference. The theme of this year’s conference is Disrupting Paradise: The Archaeology of the Driest Inhabited Continent on Earth and the program will include the latest research results, key heritage issues and new advancements in the application of scientific…

Supporting our clients and local community in FNQ

Our latest projects Niche’s Cairns-based heritage team continues to work closely with Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and has been engaged to provide specialist cultural heritage capacity to the local TMR office. Significant projects to date include the Smithfield Bypass Project, the Cairns Southern Access Stage 4: Stage Kate to Aumuller Project, the Cairns Southern…

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See us at the National Roads and Traffic Expo

The National Roads & Traffic Expo is Australia’s trade show for the entire road transport ecosystem, and we’re proud to be showing our support for our many clients in this sector by exhibiting at this year’s event. Niche delivers a wide range of specialist environmental and cultural heritage services to transport infrastructure projects across eastern…

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Niche grows to 50 people, with six new appointments to the heritage consulting team

It’s an exciting time at Niche!  With strong demand from our clients and a solid pipeline of interesting projects, our multidisciplinary team is growing.  To ensure we continue to deliver high quality services to support our clients’ projects, we’re strengthening and expanding our team, and we are pleased to welcome six new heritage consultants. “Our…

Aiden Campbell joins our growing team in Brisbane

Aiden Campbell joins our growing team is Brisbane We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Aiden Campbell who joins Niche’s Brisbane office to lead our growing environmental team in Queensland. Aiden has worked as an environmental professional for over 10 years, both as a consultant and with regulatory government agencies. He has significant…

Amendments to the Queensland DES Flora Survey Trigger Map have potential to affect projects across the state

Amendments to the Queensland DES Flora Survey Trigger Map have potential to affect projects across the state The Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES) Flora Survey Trigger map has recently been amended to incorporate the latest information about where Endangered, Vulnerable and Near Threatened (EVNT) plants are present or are likely to be present.…