'big Cherry' Farm In Northern Victoria Closes Due To High Water Prices - Abc News (australian Broadcasting Corporation)
High water prices forces Wyuna's 'Big Cherry' farm and fruit shop to shut down. : The demise of a popular cherry farm in northern Victoria has brought into focus the battles farmers are facing to pay for their water. Joseph Campanelli has been operating the 'Big Cherry' farm and fruit shop in the rural hamlet of Wyuna for nearly 20 years. Water in Victoria currently costs around $500 a megalitre, a far cry from the $120 a megalitre Mr Campanelli paid last year. "I didn't buy anymore because I couldn't afford it.