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…

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…

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…

Minnamurra Estuary Boardwalk

Minnamurra Estuary Boardwalk Project outline Niche Environment and Heritage (Niche) and Riparian Engineering were commissioned by Kiama Council to prepare a conceptual design of a 1.6km boardwalk from the southern part of Minnamurra River estuary adjacent to Riverside Drive to the northern road bridge. The purpose of the project was to identify and understand significant…

Pacific Highway Upgrade – Archaeology

Pacific Highway Upgrade – Archaeology Project outline The Pacific Highway Upgrade represents one of the largest road infrastructure projects in NSW in recent years. The improvements aimed to support regional development and deliver better road safety, reduced travel time and greater transport efficiency for local communities. As part of Niche Environment and Heritage’s role as…

Appin West BioBank Site

Appin West BioBank Site Project outline Niche was commissioned by South32 Illawarra Metallurgical Coal to undertake a multi-stage project to establish the Appin West BioBank Site, under the NSW Government’s Biodiversity Banking and Offsets Scheme (BioBanking). The BioBanking scheme was designed to address the loss of biodiversity values, including threatened species, from habitat degradation and…