Dendrobium Terrestrial Ecology Monitoring Program – GIS

Dendrobium Terrestrial Ecology Monitoring Program – GIS Client: South32Industry sector: Mining  Service: Ecology and biodiversity, GISLocation: Appin, NSW The project As part of the Dendrobium Terrestrial Ecology Monitoring Program, our ecologists measure and monitor ecological values and indicators for Coastal Upland Swamps in the Sydney Basin Bioregion (Upland Swamps) listed as Endangered under the NSW…

Fire Access and Fire Trail (FAFT) Program

Fire Access and Fire Trail (FAFT) Program Client: NSW National Parks & Wildlife ServiceIndustry sector: Natural resource management, State governmentLocation: Illawarra, Murray-Riverina, Southern Ranges NSW Services: Review of Environmental Factors (REF), Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment (ACHA) and Stakeholder Engagement, Biodiversity Assessment, Ecological Field Survey, Targeted Threatened Species Survey (Flora, Amphibian, Microbat), Aquatic/Riparian Assessment and GIS…

Bunya Mountains – Russell Park MTB Trails

Bunya Mountains – Russell Park MTB Trails Client: Bligh Tanner on behalf of Western Downs Regional CouncilIndustry sector: Land development, Local government Service: Cultural heritage; Ecology and biodiversityLocation: Russell Park, Bunya Mountains, QLD The project Western Downs Regional Council (WDRC) is proposing to construct a network of mountain bike trails, day use areas and trail…

Cannington Intelligent Land Management

Cannington Intelligent Land Management Client: South32Industry sector: Mining (silver and lead) Service: Strategic land assessment, ecology and biodiversity, social impact, cultural heritage, sustainabilityLocation: Cloncurry, North West Queensland The project In 2016, South32 implemented Intelligent Land Management (ILM) – a framework for land management designed to transform land holdings or areas being rehabilitated into areas that…

Mid North Coast Correctional Centre Expansion

Mid North Coast Correctional Centre Expansion Client: Corrective Services NSW (Department of Communities and Justice) Industry sector: Infrastructure, NSW Government Service: Ecology and biodiversity, Aboriginal heritage managementLocation: Kempsey NSW The project The expansion of the Mid North Coast Correctional Centre has resulted in the provision of over 400 further beds as well as proposed centre…

Sydney Trains Weed Management Plan

Sydney Trains Weed Management Plan Client: Sydney TrainsIndustry sector: Government/Transport Infrastructure Service: Collect invasive flora data across the entire network and author a five-year weed management plan (including costings) for the networkLocation: Sydney, Lithgow, Nowra, Newcastle The project Sydney Trains require a five-year weed management plan to deal effectively with weed infestations occurring within their…

Pacific Highway Upgrade – Ecology Update

Pacific Highway Upgrade – Ecology Update The project Niche Environment and Heritage was engaged by Roads and Maritime Services to undertake ecological monitoring services for the Pacific Highway upgrade between Port Macquarie and Eungai. This major upgrade project improves highway safety, reduces travel times and improves local access. As part of the ecological monitoring for…

Bluey’s Estate

Bluey’s Estate Project outline Niche was commissioned by MidCoast Council to prepare an ecological assessment for the proposed subdivision known as Blueys Estate. The properties represent a significant holding of approximately 351.5 hectares, located to the east of The Lakes Way, between the villages of Pacific Palms and Smith Lakes, NSW. The land was under…