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…

Cross River Rail Historical Archaeology

Cross River Rail Historical Archaeology Client: Cross River RailIndustry sector: Transport Infrastructure Service: Historical ArchaeologyLocation: Brisbane CBD Niche has been undertaking archaeological excavations right in the heart of Brisbane CBD for the Cross River Rail project. Listen to our senior historical heritage consultant Dr Kevin Rains talking about some of the project’s fascinating finds and…

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…

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…

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…