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Murray-Darling Basin


John’s vineyard comprises all wine grapes—about 20.5 hectares in total.


John has installed a brand new pump and motor assembly. It uses a lot less water and a lot less pressure, because it operates with drippers, which has created more efficiencies.

As a result, John has reduced cost and improved performance of the vines.

Sensors tell us what the moisture level is, allowing manipulation of the new system to deliver more or less water to this patch, It’s very, very flexible and very user friendly.


John’s project saved 2 megalitres of water to help restore the river system. Water saved from John’s project is being used to restore the Murray–Darling Basin.