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…

Warragamba Dam Raising – Aboriginal heritage

Warragamba Dam Raising – Aboriginal heritage Client: SMEC AustraliaProponent: WaterNSWIndustry sector: State government, Utilities Service: Aboriginal heritage managementLocation: Warragamba, NSW About the Warragamba Dam Raising project: From the WaterNSW Warragamba Dam Raising project website: “Major flooding can happen in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley at any time. Extreme weather events often strike without warning, making it important…

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane – Heritage Architect

Queen’s Wharf Brisbane – Heritage Architect Client: Destination Brisbane ConsortiumIndustry sector: Land development, State government Service: Heritage Architect design advice and certificationLocation: CBD Brisbane, QLD The project Queen’s Wharf Brisbane is an integrated resort development currently being constructed in the former Government precinct of Brisbane’s CBD. The $3.6 billion development is being delivered by Destination…

Parramatta Square – Archaeological excavations

Parramatta Square – Archaeological excavations Client: Parramatta City CouncilIndustry sector: Urban development and renewalLocation: Parramatta, NSW Service: Aboriginal heritage management, archaeological excavation, analysis and reporting The project The $2.7 billion redevelopment of Parramatta Square is one of the largest urban transformation projects in the country and is central to Parramatta City Council’s vision to build…

Herston Quarter – Heritage Architect

Herston Quarter – Heritage Architect Client: Hutchinson Builders, Australian Unity, UrbisIndustry sector: Land development, state government Service: Heritage Architect design and construction advice and certificationLocation: Herston, Brisbane, QLD The project Australian Unity is delivering Herston Quarter, a mixed-use redevelopment project in Brisbane, Queensland. The $1.1 billion redevelopment includes the adaptive reuse of several iconic heritage…

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…

Shorncliffe Station Artefact Recording and Recovery

Shorncliffe Station Artefact Recording and Recovery Client: Queensland RailIndustry sector: Government/Linear Infrastructure Service: Historical heritage artefact recording, recovery, and analysisLocation: Shorncliffe, QLD The project Queensland Rail (QR) is undertaking a restoration of the historic Shorncliffe station building. During preliminary exploratory works a large assemblage of twentieth century artefacts were found in a subfloor space underneath…

St Helena Pipeline Heritage Management

St Helena Pipeline Heritage Management Client: NSW Public Works Advisory, on behalf of Rous County Council Industry sector: Infrastructure Service: Aboriginal Objects Due Diligence Assessment Location: Dorroughby to Ridgewood Road, Lismore region, NSW The project The principal objective of this project is to ensure residents have access to a reliable water supply that meets current…

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…

Parramatta Square

Parramatta Square The project Parramatta Square is a landmark development at the heart of Parramatta and is one of the largest urban development transformation projects in Australia today. The new Parramatta Square includes public spaces that incorporate heritage places and buildings such as Parramatta Town Hall. Niche’s excavations will be at ‘5 Parramatta Square’, Parramatta…