New bridge opens as Govt fights 50/50 funding

Updated November 20 2023 - 8:52am, first published 8:00am
Traditional owners cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the Paru bridge on Melville Island. (Neve Brissenden/AAP PHOTOS)
Traditional owners cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the Paru bridge on Melville Island. (Neve Brissenden/AAP PHOTOS)

When the rains cast over the Tiwi Islands during the wet season, the river crossing required to get between the remote Northern Territory communities of Wurrumiyanga and Paru becomes treacherous.

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