NSW Biodiversity Conservation Reforms to commence

Significant changes to the way projects are assessed and offset In 2016, the NSW Government introduced the Biodiversity Conservation Act (BC Act) and Local Land Services Amendment Act (LLSA Act). This new legislation repeals the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, the Nature Conservation Trust Act 2001 and parts of the National Parks and Wildlife Act…

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New heritage consultant for Niche

Niche Environment and Heritage is pleased to announce that Isabel Tickle has joined the heritage consulting team. Isabel is a recently graduated archaeologist with experience in Aboriginal and historical archaeology projects.  She has worked in Victoria and south-western New South Wales on research, as well as private and government projects. Isabel specialises in stone artefact…

ecology, environment, research, fauna, flora, threatened species, assessment, ecologist

The ecology experts you can trust

Niche Environment and Heritage is a multidisciplinary consultancy specialising in ecology and biodiversity, and heritage management, environmental approvals and environmental offsetting.  Established in 2009, we have successfully delivered projects to clients across eastern Australia. Our 40-strong team includes ecologists, botanists, archaeologists and environmental engineers with a wealth of specialist knowledge derived from their research studies,…

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Niche wins significant contract in Cairns community

Since late June 2016, Niche Environment and Heritage’s Far North Queensland team has been engaged to provide cultural heritage capacity to the local Transport and Main Roads (TMR) office. This has included large and small-scale land and marine projects. Significant projects to date include Stage 2 of the Cairns Southern Access (CSA) Project and the…

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Niche welcomes Dr Kevin Rains to the team

Dr Kevin Rains is a historical archaeologist and heritage manager and joins Niche after an extensive period of service with Gold Coast City Council, including working as Council’s senior heritage planner, team leader and most recently the coordinator of cultural heritage development. His expertise extends to researching, publishing on, and managing early mining and agricultural…


Queensland Rail heritage assessments

Niche has been selected by Queensland Rail to undertake detailed heritage assessments of 10 selected railway station complexes located across the SEQ railway network. Assessments include consideration of State and Queensland Rail’s own heritage criteria to determine the importance of individual station buildings, and complexes of station buildings. The project requires historical research and significance…


Niche joins local government contractor panel in NSW

Local Government Procurement (LGP) Niche Environment and Heritage has been selected by Local Government Procurement (LGP) to join its contractor panel for professional consulting in two categories – environmental services, and heritage conservation and planning services. LGP is a business arm of Local Government NSW (LGNSW), the membership association for all councils in NSW. Organisations…