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Eight bridges across Port Macquarie-Hastings will be replaced under the Fixing Country Bridges program to better connect regional communities. Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams said replacing old timber bridges means improved community connections to schools, towns and jobs, allowing easier movement of freight and delivering better outcomes for road safety. “On top of easing the financial burden on councils, this program will create thousands of local jobs throughout regional communities at a time when they’re needed most,” Mrs Williams said. “I’m glad that in our area alone, we’re going to see almost $6 million spent to replace these old and out dated bridges under this new round of funding because I know…

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