We help rural communities and farm businesses achieve their potential by providing high quality project development, project management and extension services.


Nine Creeks Consulting was established to provide a Wimmera-based consultancy to help local people solve local problems.

We support change by helping to build capability in farming communities

Agricultural extension

Nine Creeks Consulting works with clients to develop and deliver high quality, impactful extension programs, based on sound research and a thorough understanding of best-practice, modern extension theory.

We provide:

  • Farmer needs analysis
  • Social research
  • Development of extension programs
  • Communications and event management
  • Digital extension and social media
  • Impact evaluation.

Project Development and Management

Ideas on their own will only get you so far. To help convert ideas into reality, projects need to be carefully designed and closely managed to ensure that they are delivered on time and remain within budget.

Nine Creeks Consulting provides a full suite of end-to-end project management services:

  • Rigorous project development, informed by stakeholder and end user priorities
  • Robust planning and progress tracking
  • Strong leadership and clear direction
  • Effective communication and support
  • Specialised agricultural insight and connections.

Community Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder buy-in is essential to ensure that your project delivers against real needs and has widespread support amongst the local community. Ongoing engagement provides opportunities for community members to inform project development and helps to ensure they remain abreast of progress throughout project delivery.

Nine Creeks Consulting provides a wide range of community and stakeholder engagement support services, including:

  • Survey design
  • Qualitative and quantitative research
  • Development of stakeholder engagement plans and strategies
  • Organisation and management of meetings and ‘town halls’

Grant Writing

Nine Creeks Consulting helps community groups, farming systems groups, associations and organisations develop and submit high-quality grant submissions. We understand the grant writing process and have developed numerous successful grants for a diverse range of agricultural and community development grants.

We utilise our knowledge of selection panels and criteria to:

  • Develop targeted responses
  • Integrate data and outcomes
  • Identify impactful outcomes and language

“I have worked with Pru on a number of high-profile projects and programs – including establishment of the SNSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub. Her knowledge of modern thinking around extension and farmer adoption and ability to interpret that in project design and delivery is impressive. Pru brings a combination of real intelligence, integrity and passion to the work that inspires and empowers the team. Pru is deeply connected to Australian agriculture and brings extensive experience and powerful insight to every discussion. Pru’s work is highly professional – from detailed scoping to timely, high-quality delivery.”

Cindy Cassidy, Director | SNSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub

“ Pru is someone that brings insights that add tremendous value to your projects, programs and proposals. Pru always delivers in spades and is great to have as part of your team.”

Chris Sounness, CEO | Wimmera Development Association

"Pru has assisted Mallee Sustainable Farming with several projects, delivering quality outcomes with a high level of professionalism. Pru's attention to detail, experience in successful project management and delivery and ability to foster collaborative teamwork has been invaluable to the work she has delivered for MSF." 

Tanja Morgan | Program Manager Mallee Sustainable Farming

Here at Nine Creeks Consulting, we pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, learn teach and work. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. May we learn from their stories, celebrate their connection to country, and work together in creating reconciliation.”