CHESTER WELCOMES FULL LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR GIPPSLAND

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed the full field of candidates announced at today’s ballot draw for the seat of Gippsland. Mr Chester, who has represented Gippsland in Federal Parliament since 2008, said his campaign would centre on his record...

ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO GET MORE ACTIVE, MORE OFTEN IN TRARALGON

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has secured funding to upgrade walking tracks in the historic Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve as part of his $280,000 Active Gippsland initiative. Mr Chester said the Federal Government would fund the...

$100,000 FOR OUTDOOR FITNESS EQUIPMENT ALONG LOCH SPORT’S FORESHORE

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has secured funding to install outdoor fitness equipment along the southern shore of Lake Victoria as part of the $280,000 Active Gippsland initiative. Mr Chester said the Federal Government would fund a series of fitness...

$100,000 TO RE-SEAL PART OF EAST GIPPSLAND RAIL TRAIL

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has obtained funding to upgrade a popular section of the East Gippsland Rail Trail as part of his $280,000 Active Gippsland initiative. Mr Chester has secured $100,000 from the Federal Government to reseal 12 kilometres of...

$50,000 TO KICK OFF BOARDWALK PROJECT IN LAKES ENTRANCE

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has secured funding to kick-off a project to establish an all abilities accessible boardwalk in the heart of Lakes Entrance as part of his $280,000 Active Gippsland initiative. Mr Chester has secured $50,000 for the first...

DON’T SACRIFICE TIMBER JOBS FOR HIKING TRAIL, WARNS CHESTER

Local MP Darren Chester says the timber industry and visitor economy can co-exist and it will be economic and environmental madness to force more timber job cuts on East Gippsland. The Federal Member for Gippsland is supporting Orbost and District Community...

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Tatungalung Circuit – Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance has a rich indigenous heritage which is poorly understood and rarely presented to locals and the many visitors who visit the seaside fishing village.

Developing Tatungalung Circuit -an all abilities accessible walking circuit on Cunninghame Arm, east of the footbridge – has the potential to increase indigenous understanding, support growth in the regional tourism industry, provide for practical environmental works to rehabilitate the lake shoreline and enhance the liveability of Lakes Entrance.

The proposed circuit would allow for better utilisation of existing assets (unfinished pathways, toilet blocks, car parks) and provide safe, off-road access to the CBD for residents and accommodation providers, particularly the Eastern Beach Caravan Park.

By incorporating design elements and information signage relevant to the traditional owners of the land, the Gunaikurnai people, the proposed circuit would be a practical demonstration of reconciliation. Formal consultation with traditional land owners and the local community is essential before the project can be developed further.

The working title ‘Tatungalung Circuit’ stems from the name of the clan which originally inhabited the Lakes Entrance region.

The project has a number of complexities regarding adjoining land owners, environmental sensitivities and multiple approval authorities which are discussed in the attached proposal. But a preliminary assessment would indicate that the project has some merit and warrants further detailed investigation and costing.

Pending East Gippsland Shire Council endorsement, it is proposed that $50,000 is sought to develop a fully costed business plan as the basis assessing the viability of the project and to determine the likelihood of securing state and federal government grant funding.

Council would administer the feasibility funding and may become the peak body for developing further funding proposals if the project proceeds.

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Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 3:51am
Dawn service in Traralgon - over 1000 people paying their respect to current and former servicemen and women. Terrific to see so many young faces joining local veterans in the large crowd. Lest we forget. #AnzacDay #LestWeForget https://t.co/77CeaemcfI DarrenChesterMP photo
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 12:49pm
Mildura RSL volunteers do an outstanding job supporting veterans in the Sunraysia region and maintaining the RAAF Memorial Museum. Enjoyed learning more about WW2 pilot training history with Anne Webster @TheNationalsVic @The_Nationals #mallee #mildura #auspol #AusVotes19 https://t.co/UrfLjitKUp DarrenChesterMP photo
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 12:24pm
Corp Moria Walker from Australia’s Federation Guard signs the visitors book at Ebblinghem Military Cemetery in France - the final resting place of her great grandfather Private William Walker. Thank you for your service. #TYFYS #AnzacDay2019 @DeptDefence @DVAAus @AustralianArmy https://t.co/8goUwJ0ApA DarrenChesterMP photo

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Darren Chester MP shared a post.Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 7:16am
More than 1000 people gathered for solemn dawn service at Traralgon. Terrific to see so many young people amongst the large crowd paying their respect to current and former servicemen and women.
Lest we forget.
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Darren Chester MP shared a post.Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 5:57pm
Last year I was honoured to represent Australia at Anzac Day services on the Western Front.
This year I will be attending services in the Latrobe Valley, Sale and Bairnsdale.

As Australians, it doesn’t matter where you are in the world on Anzac Day, it’s important to pause and reflect on the service and sacrifice of all who have served our country.
The freedoms we enjoy today were hard fought for with 102,000 Australian lives, and countless more wounded or carrying mental scars for life.

A lot is written about Anzac Day but ultimately it comes down to one word - it’s about respect.
Respect for all those who’ve served in the past, and those who continue to serve today. It’s also about respect for their families and those who support them.

Please show your respect on Anzac Day by attending a service in your community.
We will remember them.
Lest we forget.
Darren Chester MP
Darren Chester MPWednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 5:25pm
Last year I was honoured to represent Australia at Anzac Day services on the Western Front.
This year I will be attending services in the Latrobe Valley, Sale and Bairnsdale.

As Australians, it doesn’t matter where you are in the world on Anzac Day, it’s important to pause and reflect on the service and sacrifice of all who have served our country.
The freedoms we enjoy today were hard fought for with 102,000 Australian lives, and countless more wounded or carrying mental scars for life.

A lot is written about Anzac Day but ultimately it comes down to one word - it’s about respect.
Respect for all those who’ve served and those who continue to serve today. It’s also about respect for their families and those who support them.

Please show your respect on Anzac Day by attending a service in your community.
We will remember them.
Lest we forget.

About Darren

Darren Chester was elected to Federal Parliament as the Member for Gippsland on June 26, 2008.

Darren Chester was sworn in as the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Minister for Defence Personnel and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC on 5 March 2018.

ABOUT GIPPSLAND

Gippsland is one of the most diverse regions in Australia and our community is dispersed across 33,000 square kilometres.

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