Our Experience

We have a strong team with diverse experiences and we can engage specialist individuals as required, to provide a wide range of quality and complementary services.

Pinnacle Pocket Consulting acted as lead consultants for 14 applications, totalling 124,253 Ha, in Far North Queensland for Broadscale High Value-Agriculture Cropping under the Vegetation Management Act with 100% approval. These included the two (2) largest in the State, Strathmore and Olive Vale Pastoral, Laura. This included the first application in Queensland for High-value Agriculture under the Vegetation Management Framework Amendment Act 2013. These changes allow an application to be made for clearing to establish, cultivate and harvest crops in both dry-land and irrigated conditions. This application required the assessment and mapping of Land suitability, Vegetation (Regional Ecosystems) Identification, Soils Management, assessment for Salinity, Sodicity and soil erosion potential. The application areas were determined according to the Department of Natural Resources Criteria and approved subject to the recommendations of the Pinnacle Consulting reports.

Peter Spies is a qualified Agronomist and Land Resource Officer, specialising in property-scale mapping and identification of Good Quality Agricultural Land, soils mapping, vegetation identification, land systems, cropping suitability, soil erosion, salinity and sodicity assessment and grazing land management, grazing programs and cattle husbandry.

Peter has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) in Rural Technology and was previously employed in State Government for over 12 years with DNRM and DPI in Land Management. Peter has liaised extensively between government, non-government organisations and the community, has written policy advice and extension material for land managers. He has been published several times including Senior Author of the National Case Studies Manual on Control of Prickly Acacia and several DNRM factsheets.

Seen here speaking at the Queensland Environmental Law Association conference 30-31 May at Sanctuary Cove, Coomera on renewables and sustainability “Evidence-based science is the key to regenerative practices

We are committed to ensuring that projects balance technical, social, environmental and economic outcomes – but we also believe in working with Governments to find solutions to address Government policy shortfalls through Advocacy. We have achieved success for large scale cropping operations within Far North Queensland and are building our reputation for meeting the challenges posed by large, complex Agribusiness projects.

Breeding fertile, tropically adapted, well muscled cattle that produce tender beef