heritage consultant, gold coast, environment, archaeology, qld

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…


Niche joins NSW government prequalification scheme

Niche Environment and Heritage has been appointed as a prequalified supplier to the NSW government under the Performance and Management Services Scheme, managed by NSW Procurement. The prequalification scheme can be used by the whole of the NSW government and its statutory corporations to engage external expertise. To be successful in joining the scheme, suppliers…

mine rehabilitation, nsw, environment, qld, consulting, ecology, koala, habitat

Koala habitat restoration on mined land

Ecological Rehabilitation of Mined Lands Conference 2016 Niche Environment and Heritage proudly sponsored this year’s Best Practice Ecological Rehabilitation of Mined Lands Conference. Our team’s broad range of specialist services to mine rehab projects includes biodiversity management plans; offsetting strategy and accredited BioBanking; habitat recreation and restoration; subsidence impact monitoring of natural features and cultural…

environmental offsetting, biobanking, biodiversity offsetting, nsw, offset credits

Niche experts to review TfNSW offsetting guide

Niche Environment and Heritage, in association with EcoFocus, has been selected by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to undertake a review of its vegetation offsetting guide and calculator. TfNSW undertakes a range of projects from large scale, long-term projects like Sydney Light Rail to small facility upgrades. Vegetation removal can range from individual trees, linear strips…

queensland planning act, developers, heritage, planning

Meet our team: Cameron Harvey, QLD regional manager

As regional manager in the Sunshine State, Cameron leads Niche’s Queensland operations and multidisciplinary consulting teams servicing our clients from our bases in Brisbane and Cairns. Cameron is also a heritage consultant who specialises in historical heritage assessments and has extensive experience assessing the cultural heritage significance of historical places.  Cameron’s cultural heritage career spans more than 15 years in…

road, rail, ecology, infrastructure,environmental, consultant

Niche selected for RMS major road upgrade projects

The M1 Pacific Motorway is currently one of the busiest transport corridors in Australia. Niche Environment and Heritage, in association with Bowditch Group, has been engaged by RMS to deliver specialist environmental services for several major road upgrade projects in the Hunter and Central Coast regions. The M1 Pacific Motorway is currently one of the…

urban development, heritage, environment, archaeological, assessment

Menangle Park urban development

We provide high quality, efficient and cost-effective specialist archaeological and ecological assessments for land development projects Did you know, our team is experienced in providing ecology, heritage and project management services to land development projects? We provide high quality, efficient and cost-effective specialist archaeological and ecological assessments for land development projects including large scale urban…

CS biobank

Niche sponsors Biodiversity Offsetting conference

At Niche, understanding biodiversity is our speciality and the application of our knowledge to environmental and biodiversity offsets is one of our core areas of business. Our ecology team includes accredited BioBanking assessors who are experienced in defining environmental offsetting strategies that deliver beneficial and sustainable outcomes with the integrity to satisfy regulatory authorities. We…


Niche grows ecology team in QLD

Niche’s Queensland team has expanded with the appointment of ecologist Lisa Carter. Lisa is an experienced field scientist and has been working as a professional consultant for over 8 years. During this time, Lisa has undertaken ecological impact assessments, environmental management plans, environmental approvals and qualitative risk assessments for a variety of projects throughout WA…