About Us

A specialist consultancy for rural Australia

Nine Creeks Consulting helps regional and agricultural communities achieve their potential through projects, processes and strategy. We provide an end-to-end project development and project management service for agricultural extension and community development projects.

We support change by helping to build capability in farming communities

Nine Creeks Consulting works with rural communities to bring about positive, meaningful and lasting change. We’re driven by a passion to help rural Australia thrive, making our communities a better place to live and work and providing opportunities for current and future generations.

We do this by providing a range of specialised services:

  • Agricultural extension
  • Project development and management
  • Community consultation and stakeholder engagement
  • Grant writing and funding submissions.

Our principles

Our principles guide the way we operate and have been developed specifically for rural Australia.

Three principles guide the way we engage with our clients and the work we do: Professional, Practical and Progressive. Regardless of the size of the project, Nine Creeks Consulting will provide you with a service that is highly professional, practical and easy to implement and is developed and delivered using modern and progressive project management tools and techniques.


Nine Creeks Consulting delivers a highly organised and reliable service with a proven track record of project planning, prioritisation, collaboration and delivery.


Nine Creeks Consulting focuses on understanding and meeting end-user needs. We provide easily implementable solutions that can be sustained for long periods.


Nine Creeks Consulting focuses on understanding and meeting end-user needs. We provide easily implementable solutions that can be sustained for long periods.

Meet the founder -

Pru Cook

Pru Cook is an experienced consultant with more than ten years’ experience in agricultural extension, project management and grant writing. She was raised on a mixed farm at Diapur in Victoria’s Wimmera, and is now raising her own family in the same region.

Pru began her career in agricultural extension with the Department of Primary Industries (now Agriculture Victoria). She worked with the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) in Canberra developing and implementing its digital extension strategy, and most recently for Birchip Cropping Group (BCG) where she managed extension projects and oversaw its research and extension program.

Pru is a member of the GRDC Southern Region Panel, Regional Development Australia’s Grampians Committee and has previously been the representative for the West Wimmera on the Victorian Farmers Federation Grains Council.

Helping clients and communities achieve positive outcomes

Chris Sounness, CEO

Wimmera Development Association

“ 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.”

Cindy Cassidy, Director

SNSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub

“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.”

Tanja Morgan

Program Manager Mallee Sustainable Farming

"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."

Contact Us

Contact us for more information on how our expertise can assist you.

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.”