Niche sponsors NSW Coastal Conference 2018

Once again, Niche is proud to be a sponsor of the NSW Coastal Conference, taking place from 7 to 9 November 2018 in Merimbula. The event focusses on best practice in coastal management and brings together more than 200 delegates working within the fields of coastal and estuary management, research, education, service provision and policy.…

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biodiversity offsetting, biobanking, environmental, brokerage, offset credits

Opportunities in biodiversity offsetting

Opportunities in biodiversity offsetting It pays to think outside the box Biodiversity offsets are now integral to project approvals in most states in Australia and are a significant expense to developers, so at Niche we work with our clients to turn offset liabilities into positive commercial outcomes. “Green tax” or commercial opportunity? In many cases,…

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ecological assessment, solar farm, new energy, renewable energy, NSW

Project case study: Springdale Solar Farm

Project case study: Springdale Solar Farm Our consultants recently undertook an ecological assessment for a proposed 100 megawatt solar farm near Sutton NSW, close the ACT border. The State Significant Development involved the assessment of ecological values within the study area under the Biodiversity Assessment Methodology (BAM) and our assessment determined how the proposed solar…

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archaeology, queensland, mining, heritage, history, ravenswood, gold mine,

Dr Kevin Rains presents at ASHA conference

Dr Kevin Rains presents at ASHA conference Heritage specialist Dr Kevin Rains from Niche’s Brisbane office presented at the joint conference of the Australian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) and the Australian Institute of Maritime Archaeology (AIMA), on Friday 28 September 2018 in Parramatta. His presentation, entitled The Ravenswood Mining Landscape and Chinese Settlement Area…

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vegetation management, queensland, legislation, biodiversity, consultant, advise

Supporting our clients in urban development

Supporting our clients in urban development Niche Environment and Heritage’s multidisciplinary consulting team has significant experience in providing advice to our clients’ residential, industrial and commercial development projects. Now, for the first time, Niche will participate in the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW state conference as a sponsor and exhibitor. This one-day conference…

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Supporting plant conservation in Australia

Supporting plant conservation in Australia Niche Environment and Heritage is proud to support the Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC). Niche has recently become a member of this not for profit organisation, which aims to promote and develop plant conservation in Australia. ANPC’s activities include training courses, publication of current research and plant conservation techniques…

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mining, NSW, environment, environmental consultant, approvals, mining, ecology, heritage

NSW mining industry’s biggest event of the year

NSW mining industry’s biggest event of the year Niche Environment and Heritage is proud to sponsor NSW Mining’s Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) Conference and Awards – the NSW mining industry’s biggest event of the year. The theme of the conference this year is “Share, Innovate, Succeed,” and the event brings together policy experts…

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archaeology, mining, queensland, heritage, consulting, environment

Early settlers to be recognised at Ravenswood

Early settlers to be recognised at Ravenswood Niche Environment and Heritage was engaged by Carpentaria Gold to undertake the scientific excavation of historical gravesites at the original cemetery site at Ravenswood, in north Queensland, after the location of the cemetery was established during heritage assessments for the proposed Ravenswood Gold Mine Expansion Project. The cemetery…

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Portland Cement Works Conservation Management

Portland Cement Works Conservation Management Portland Cement Works is a state significant heritage site located in the town of Portland, in the NSW Central Tablelands. The landowners, AWJ Civil, are proposing to sensitively re-develop the site to adaptively re-use the existing buildings as well as building new structures to offer commercial, residential and recreational opportunities.…

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