Word has reached us that Chief Minister Gallagher is this morning naming a bridge after the late great Jim Murphy.
It’s the crossing of Gungahlin Drive over Ginninderra Drive, so a big honour for the big man.
UPDATE: Katy Gallagher’s office have sent through this pic of the Chief Minister and the Murphy family out at the site:
Further update: The Chief Minister’s release is now available:
“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.