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,…

road, rail, ecology, infrastructure,environmental, consultant

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…

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…