GIS spatial data mapping

Meet our team: Desiree Gowell, GIS consultant

Desiree is a GIS consultant with experience in data management, spatial analysis and map production for environmental management, planning, and conservation projects. She is based in Niche’s FNQ office in Cairns. With an educational background in zoology and professional experience in GIS for natural resource management, Desiree’s career experience includes the application of GIS methodologies…


Bunya Mountains – Russell Park MTB Trails

Niche’s Queensland team was engaged by Bligh Tanner to provide both heritage management and ecological services during the detailed design phase Western Downs Regional Council’s Russell Park MTB Trails project. This included an Ecological Assessment Report, Protected Plants flora survey and Protected Plants Flora Survey Report, and cultural heritage services including Aboriginal and historical Due…

morgan disspain, coffs harbour, heritage, archaeology, ololith

How Indigenous knowledge can inform contemporary management practices: Dr Morgan Disspain presents at World Fisheries Congress

Heritage specialist and senior associate Dr Morgan Disspain is an in expert in archaeological fish otolith analysis, with experience in cultural heritage management and archaeological research. Based in Coffs Harbour in Northern NSW, Morgan has published extensively – and received numerous awards – for her research on the analysis of archaeological fish remains, and has…


Queen’s Wharf Brisbane – Heritage Architect

Niche Heritage Architect, Stewart Armstrong, is providing heritage design and construction advice to Destination Brisbane Consortium for the Queen’s Wharf project – the largest and most complex heritage project currently being undertaken in Queensland. To find out more, read our project case study: Queen’s Wharf Brisbane – Heritage Architect Follow us LinkedIn  Facebook  Instagram  Twitter …


Niche welcomes Lennelle Barnes to the team

Senior environmental scientist Lennelle Barnes has joined Niche’s growing multidisciplinary consulting team in NSW. Based in the Newcastle region, Lennelle takes up the role of Senior Associate – Environmental Approvals. During her 10 year career within the environmental consulting industry, Lennelle has gained extensive experience in environmental approvals for local and State government, and private…


NAIDOC Week 4-11 July 2021 – Heal Country

Niche’s Cultural Heritage Team Leader in Queensland, Jill Reid, introduces the theme for this year’s NAIDOC Week. The NAIDOC Week theme this year calls for stronger measures to recognise, protect, and maintain all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage. Niche has the privilege of working with different Aboriginal communities on a…


Cross River Rail: Chinese history in Brisbane

During National Archaeology Week 2021, Cross River Rail hosted a range of live-streamed talks exploring the many items of archaeological significance that have been uncovered during excavation works for the project, and what they reveal about life in Brisbane at the turn of the 20th century.  The program included Niche’s historical heritage specialist Dr Kevin Rains talking…


Meet our team: Ecologist Lauren Eade

Lauren joined Niche’s consulting team in March 2021. Originally from Cairns, Lauren has five years of experience working as an ecologist and fauna spotter-catcher, including time spent in remote areas of Queensland’s Far North. While based on the Cape York Peninsula, Lauren’s fieldwork included investigations and monitoring of the region’s threatened Northern Quoll and Palm…