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RECORD ROADS FUNDING UPGRADES SOON TO BEGIN

Construction works on major tourism freight routes across Gippsland are scheduled to commence before the end of this year.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren CHESTER said the Federal and State Governments were jointly funding $130 million in upgrades along the Princes Highway east of Sale, Hyland Way, Great Alpine Road, Monaro Highway and South Gippsland Highway.

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SUPPORT LOCAL, SPEND LOCAL

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren CHESTER is backing the ‘Support Local, Spend Local’ campaign to bolster business in Sale and Maffra.

The Sale and Maffra business and tourism associations have banded together to launch the campaign, which encourages the community to support all types of local businesses including tradespeople, service providers and retailers.

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LATROBE VALLEY STAR ACHIEVER HEADS FOR NEW YORK CITY

Ashley Bransgrove is a young man with stars in his eyes. Ashley, a former Lavalla College student, completed his advanced science degree at Monash University with honours in 2015 and has been teaching undergraduate physics students while working on his masters in astrophysics.

Now, the 23-year-old has landed a prestigious five-year Dean’s Scholarship at Columbia University in New York City to complete his PhD about the most extreme stars in the universe, neutron stars.

Read more: LATROBE VALLEY STAR ACHIEVER HEADS FOR NEW YORK CITY

IMPROVED SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY, NEW JOBS: LATROBE COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICE WINS NDIS CONTRACT

Latrobe Community Health Service (LCHS) will employ an additional 370 people throughout Victoria to help more than 23,000 people with a disability transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), including nearly 3,000 people in Inner Gippsland.

LCHS is one of four Victorian service providers to share in $85 million in Federal Government funding to deliver Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services to support the rollout of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 2017.

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IT’S A SMALL WORLD

 

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren CHESTER found some old family friends at Parliament House, quite by accident. Mr CHESTER was walking through the public area, when he came across former locals Pam and Jeff Berzins. 

Pam was a local primary school teacher and Jeff worked at Council and was involved in the building department.  They lived across the road from Mr Chester in Sale when he was growing up, so it was a nice surprise when they all caught up in Canberra recently.

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