Niche provides a suite of cultural heritage services into a wide range of industry sectors, to clients of various scale, and across all stages of a project’s lifecycle.

We pride ourselves on maintaining strong relationships with our clients, the regulators and Aboriginal communities. We strive for excellence through best practice, and offer value by achieving legislatively compliant solutions that address cultural heritage requirements while benefiting our communities.

Heritage planning and advisory:

Heritage planning

  • Local heritage studies
  • Place type studies
  • Contextual studies
  • Local character studies
  • Historical research
  • Heritage register updates

Heritage advisory

  • Local heritage
  • Planning scheme requirements and preparation
  • Design advice and input
  • Adaptive reuse
  • Conservation advice
  • Development advisory
  • Advisory to local historical societies and museums
  • Expert witness
  • Community outreach and education
  • Movable heritage requirements
  • Independent peer reviews


  • Aboriginal and historical archaeology
  • Archaeological survey
  • Archaeological monitoring
  • Archaeological test excavations
  • Archaeological salvage excavations
  • Unexpected archaeological finds management
  • Artefact analysis
  • Archaeological research designs (ARD)

  • Archaeological Zoning and Management Plans (AZP/AMP)
  • Fish otolith analysis
  • Faunal analysis

Cultural heritage management:


  • Aboriginal Heritage Information Management System (AHIMS) Searches
  • Aboriginal Objects Due Diligence Assessments
  • Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessments
  • Community consultation
  • Historical heritage assessments
  • Significance assessments
  • Condition surveys (heritage buildings)
  • Due Diligence, Duty of Care and Risk Assessments
  • Mitigation advice

Approvals documentation

  • Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permits (AHIP)
  • Cultural Heritage Management Plans/Agreements (CHMP/A)
  • Preliminary Aboriginal Heritage Tests
  • Historical and built heritage surveys
  • Statement of Heritage Impacts (SOHI)
  • Heritage Impact Statements (HIS)

Management documentation

  • Conservation Management Plans (CMP)
  • Heritage maintenance schedules and plans
  • Heritage interpretation
  • Photographic archival recording
  • Fabric assessment and analysis
  • Movable heritage recording, registers