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Farmers, politicians and conservationists unite over Murray Darling

Winemaker Darren De Bortoli and senior investigative journalist Ken Jury are reigniting the Murray Darling debate with a call for an additional river lock in an attempt to save billions of litres of Murray Darling Basin water each year.

A proposed Lock Zero would be built above Wellington, 105km South-east of Adelaide, that would increase fresh water availability throughout the up-river food producing regions of the Murray-Darling Basin system.

This would provide a welcome reprieve from the ongoing ‘us-versus-them’ debate between irrigators, conservationists and governments as Lock Zero is designed as the key infrastructure towards meeting the needs of the basin environment while ensuring increased water provisions for its local food grower communities and farmers alike.

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