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GoFundMe and Facebook a winner for isolated Upper Lansdowne residents | Manning River Times



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There’s nothing like a disaster to prompt people to think creatively, using their individual skills to solve problems and take care of each other and the community. During the recent floods, Mt Coxcomb Road at Upper Lansdowne was badly damaged – three bridges were taken out of action and the road needed repairing, completely stranding 43 families. Lyn Connor was responsible for coordinating a collaboration between locals and MidCoast Council to get the work done much quicker than it would have happened otherwise. Earthmoving contractor Alan Ryan, and his offsider Cameron, worked with council to replace a bridge that had completely washed away. Other locals donated…

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