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…

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…

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…

Inland Rail Program – Narrabri to North Star heritage management

Inland Rail Program – Narrabri to North Star heritage management Client: Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)Industry sector: Transport infrastructure Service: Historical and Aboriginal heritage managementLocation: Narrabri to North Star, NSW Inland Rail Program The 1,700 km Inland Rail Program will connect Melbourne and Brisbane via regional Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, transforming how goods…

Liverpool Range Wind Farm

Liverpool Range Wind Farm and Transmission Line Client: Tilt RenewablesIndustry sector: Renewable energy Service: Preliminary offset site assessment and offset strategyLocation: Upper Hunter Valley, NSW The project The Liverpool Range Wind Farm project in the Upper Hunter Valley has received planning approval for the construction and operation of up to 267 wind turbines, with a…

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…

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…