ANET conference, ecology, heritage, road, infrastructure, environment, consultant

Connecting nature, connecting people

Niche Environment and Heritage is proud to sponsor ANET 2018, the conference of the Australasian Network for Ecology and Transport. The theme of this year’s conference is “Connecting people, connecting nature” and delegates from government, industry, research and community groups will attend to share and discover the latest findings in environmentally-sensitive linear infrastructure research and…

aboriginal cultural heritage, NSW, consultant, archaeologist

Aboriginal cultural heritage legislation reform in NSW

In NSW, the legislation governing how we conserve and manage Aboriginal cultural heritage is about to change. This will include new regulations, policies and guidelines that could significantly affect your project’s cultural heritage management. Our experienced heritage consulting team will be working closely with clients to understand what the changes mean for their projects and…


Jessica Cuskelly joins heritage consulting team in NSW

Niche Environment and Heritage is pleased to announce that heritage consultant Jessica Cuskelly has joined our Sydney head office. Jessica has a diverse range of experience including research, recording, archaeological excavations and surveys. She has experience in both Aboriginal and historical cultural heritage management projects and has worked in QLD, NSW and overseas. After completing…

environmental constraints, coastal engineering, environmental consultant, NSW, kiama

Project case study: Minnamurra boardwalk

Niche and Riparian Engineering were commissioned by Kiama Council to prepare a conceptual design of a 1.6km boardwalk from the southern part of Minnamurra River estuary adjacent to Riverside Drive to the northern road bridge. The boardwalk will improve pedestrian and cyclist access between Minnamurra and Kiama whilst achieving an iconic tourist attraction for visitors,…

heritage consultant, queensland, brisbane, archaeologist

Earliest evidence of humans in Australia

Niche heritage consultant Xavier Carah is an experienced field archaeologist, with particular skills in survey, excavation and community liaison for Indigenous cultural heritage projects. Queensland-based Xavier is the co-author of a new research article recently published in the journal Nature, Human occupation of northern Australia by 65,000 years ago. The research reports on the results…

fauna monitoring,road project, ecology, environment

Project Update: Pacific Highway fauna monitoring

The project Niche Environment and Heritage, in association with Bowditch Group and Hills Environmental, is currently engaged by Roads and Maritime Services in an 8 year contract for environmental services for the upgrade of the Pacific Highway between the Oxley Highway at Port Macquarie and Eungai.  The Pacific Highway upgrade is one of the largest…


Completing an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment

Niche’s heritage team leader Renée Regal,a specialist in Aboriginal archaeology, community consultation and NSW heritage regulation, gives her advice on completing an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessmen.. Community consultation will take 5 to 6 months to complete at a minimum, so make sure you start the process early to give community members sufficient time to comment…

ecological consultant, sydney, ecology, environment

Botanist Dr Cairo Forrest joins Niche in Sydney

The latest addition to Niche’s expanding multidisciplinary consulting team in NSW is botanist Dr Cairo Forrest, who joins the Sydney head office.   Cairo is an experienced ecological consultant and research scientist with particular expertise in terrestrial vegetation, threatened species survey and long term biodiversity monitoring programs.   Cairo’s PhD focused on five threatened Acacia…