On our prized Coorong

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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.

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