queensland, brisbane, heritage consultant, archaeologist

Archaeologist Xavier Carah joins Niche is Queensland

Niche Environment and Heritage recently welcomed archaeologist Xavier Carah to the heritage consulting team in Queensland. Xavier has five years of professional experience, gained as a consultant in the private sector and for the University of Queensland’s Cultural Heritage Unit. He has experience with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous heritage for major infrastructure and development projects.…


Working in a marine, coastal or freshwater environment?

Niche’s aquatic ecology team has the specialist skills required to ensure your project meets its environmental obligations and consent requirements. We partner with engineering firms, planners, developers, mine operators, utility providers and government on projects encompassing freshwater, marine, estuarine, coastal, temperate and tropical reef and deep-water ecosystems. Our goal is to develop innovative solutions to…


NSW Biodiversity Conservation Reforms to commence

Significant changes to the way projects are assessed and offset In 2016, the NSW Government introduced the Biodiversity Conservation Act (BC Act) and Local Land Services Amendment Act (LLSA Act). This new legislation repeals the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, the Nature Conservation Trust Act 2001 and parts of the National Parks and Wildlife Act…

archaeology, heritage, archaeologist, niche, consultant

New heritage consultant for Niche

Niche Environment and Heritage is pleased to announce that Isabel Tickle has joined the heritage consulting team. Isabel is a recently graduated archaeologist with experience in Aboriginal and historical archaeology projects.  She has worked in Victoria and south-western New South Wales on research, as well as private and government projects. Isabel specialises in stone artefact…

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…