19 June 2020

Chief Minister names Gungahlin Drive bridge in honour of Jim Murphy

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ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, has today officially named the Jim Murphy Bridge in honour of the late prominent Canberran.

The newly constructed bridge is part of Gungahlin Drive and crosses Ginninderra Drive in Belconnen.

“Jim Murphy made a significant contribution to our community and was a strong advocate of Canberra and I am honoured to be able to name this bridge to remember Mr Murphy’s legacy for many years to come,” the Chief Minister said.

The Chief Minister was joined by Jim Murphy’s wife, Margaret Murphy to officially name the bridge.

Jim Murphy passed away two years ago and was best known for his network of businesses in the ACT.

“Jim Murphy also had a key role in developing awareness of charities, and the development of local sport and the church,” the Chief Minister said.

“Through all these aspects of his life, Jim Murphy helped raise the national and international profile of Canberra.

“It has been two years since Jim passed away and while his legacy is still strongly felt throughout the ACT, it is a fitting tribute to Jim’s standing in the community to have a piece of vital infrastructure named after him.

“I know that Jim would have been immensely proud of Canberra in its 100th year and would have been an active participant in the centenary celebrations,” the Chief Minister concluded.

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