On our prized Coorong
Lakes and the surrounding environment much better than we have in the past,” Mr Speirs said.
“The Coorong must have a sustainable and thriving natural environment so South Australia doesn’t lose the unique and diverse fauna and flora that exists in that area.”
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan, a historic interstate agreement that sets the amount of water to be taken from the Basin each year, has been plagued by concerns it does not go far enough.
Recent enviromental reports have highlighted the dangers posed to the Coorong, such as high salinitity, if water resources are not managed properly.
Mr Littleproud said he had wanted to see the Coorong first-hand.
“These are the sorts of things we want our children and grandchildren to be able to see,” he said.
Liberal Federal Barker MP Tony Pasin joined Friday’s tour and said while it was nice to have the ministers visit, what was “urgently” needed was an interconnector between Lake Albert and the Coorong for the interflow of water.
Doubts over dozens of water projects meant to deliver better environmental outcomes for SA has put the plan in doubt.