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Downpour couldn't dampen joy as Newry Island Bridge reopens

Mayor Mark Troy makes a presentation to SES representative George Ellem at the reopening of Newry Island Bridge.
Mayor Mark Troy makes a presentation to SES representative George Ellem at the reopening of Newry Island Bridge.

IT'S BEEN a long project with plenty of ups and downs.

So the Urunga community has come together to celebrate the refurbishment of Newry Island Bridge and acknowledge those who made a contribution.

Residents, contractors, service groups, emergency services and Bellingen Shire Council staff braved the intermittent wind and rain around Stan Myles Reserve to officially acknowledge the contribution and exceptional teamwork of the many organisations involved.

General manager Liz Jeremy said the bridge restoration had been tough and posed many inconveniences.

"I offer an enormous thank you to the Newry Island community and everyone who worked with us for their patience, sense of community, practicality and resilience over many months to see the project through," she said.

Newry Island Bridge Group coordinator, Vanessa Hogan, shared her story of the challenges faced as a resident and how the situation had strengthened their community.

The bridge was then officially reopened with a ribbon cutting just as the skies opened and dispersed the crowd but not before they'd made startling inroads into the feast cooked up by Urunga Lions.

Topics:  bellingen shire council mayor mark troy newry island bridge



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