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Infrastructure investment critical for building up the nation's capital

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When the Liberal National government was re-elected on May 18, Chief Minister Andrew Barr couldn't help but talk about how bad he thought this was for Canberra, claiming - like some others have - the Liberal National government has, and would in future, fail to fund infrastructure projects and services in our city.

This claim is, while politically convenient for Mr Barr, utterly false. Not only is it false of this government, but history shows us that Liberal National governments have more often than not been the builders of Canberra. We commissioned the National Gallery, the National Library, the National Museum and even the lake. We have for a very long time, been the builders of our city.

Federal Liberal governments commissioned Lake Burley Griffin and the National Library. Picture: Karleen Minney

This record continues. In the last two years alone, the Liberal National government has announced more than $800 million in investment for infrastructure and institutions in the ACT, including a major $100 million upgrade to the Monaro Highway, William Slim Drive........

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