Professional Farm Management

  • Ongoing and previous farm management through 1,000 hectares or 300,000 macadamia trees spread from the Northern Rivers of NSW through to South East QLD.
  • Management for on-site or absentee land owners
    Experience in restructuring and rehabilitation of large scale farm operations.  Example includes 80,000 macadamia tree entity divided across three separate farms.
  • Previous management of other crops including:- Tea, stone fruit, avocado, mango, lychee, guava.
  • Management of organic macadamia orchards

Agricultural Reporting

Major projects of note include:

  • Detailed Agricultural Land Use Assessment Study for 966 hectares of land within Precinct A and B of the Cumbalum Structure Plan.  The study was utilized in an application to rezone the subject land.
  • Detailed Agricultural Land Use Capability Study for 225 hectares of land in the Lennox Head area.  The report which included a detailed analysis of land class distribution and associated potential land uses was used in a submission to DIPNR which challenged the existing classification of the land as “regionally significant farmland”.
  • Agricultural Land Use Capability Study for a proposed 400 lot subdivision in the Lennox Head area.  Land class distribution, associated land use potential and land use conflict issues were undertaken as a part of the project.
  • Agricultural Land Class Assessment Study on the Clarenza Urban Investigation Area of Grafton.  Identify better quality agricultural lands (Classes 1, 2 or 3) for protection from future non-agricultural land use encroachment.
  • Agricultural Impact Study on existing and potential land uses as affected by the Pacific Highway – Bangalow to Ewingsdale Duplication.  Extensive land capability study in conjunction with a detailed financial analysis was undertaken.  Major production systems analysed were: bananas, macadamias, stone fruit and grazing enterprises.

International Work

  • Consulting on macadamias and numerous other crops carried out in many overseas countries including China, Thailand, Costa-Rica, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Hawaii,