WORK TO BEGIN WITHIN MONTHS ON HYLAND HIGHWAY

Work is due to start within months on a $10 million safety upgrade of the Hyland Highway between Traralgon and Yarram. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the highway upgrade would improve safety for locals commuting from Yarram to Traralgon and...

HELPING FARMERS TO ANONYMOUSLY COMPLAIN TO ACCC

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed a new tool to encourage farmers to provide authorities with details of competition or fair trading complaints - without fear of retribution. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has...

NATIONAL ENERGY GUARANTEE (NEG) IS GOOD NEWS FOR LATROBE VALLEY AND GIPPSLAND POWER INDUSTRY

Greater job security and more reliable and affordable energy will be direct results of the Federal Government’s National Energy Guarantee (NEG) plan, according to Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester. Mr Chester has urged the Labor Party to back the plan saying...

RECOGNISING GIPPSLAND CARERS – NATIONAL CARERS WEEK Oct 15 to 21

The dedication and contribution of volunteer careers will be celebrated next week –National Carers Week, October 15 to 21. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said Gippsland carers were unsung heroes who voluntarily devoted themselves to providing love and...

SAFER COMMUNITIES FUND OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

Local councils and community groups are being encouraged to apply for funding for Closed Circuit Television cameras (CCTV) and improved lighting under round two of the Federal Government’s Safer Communities Fund which is now open for applications. The Safer...

#LOVEGIPPSLAND CALENDAR OF GIPPSLAND ENTRIES CLOSE NEXT WEEK

Entries for Darren Chester’s annual #lovegippsland 2018 Calendar of Gippsland will close next week. With the theme Take A Break in Gippsland, entrants are invited to submit photos of locations that could be destinations for tourists and day-trippers. There are...

#lovegippsland CALENDAR 2018

Upload your entries here to feature in Darren Chester’s 2018 #lovegippsland calendar.
This year’s theme is ‘Take a Break in Gippsland’.
Entrants are invited to submit photos of Gippsland destinations for tourists and day-trippers.

Armistice Day centenary grants now open

Expressions of Interest Open Now

Expressions of Interest are now open for Federal Government grants to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Gippsland organisations can share in $50,000 to mark the centenary of Armistice Day on November 11, 2018.

Click here for more information
Program guidelines (PDF 6MB)
Expression of Interest form (Word Doc 77KB)

Completed expressions of interest must be lodged with Mr Chester’s office by Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

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Darren Chester MPThursday, October 19th, 2017 at 5:05pm
The Annual Barry Sheene Tribute Ride on their way from Bairnsdale through Sale to Morwell and on to Phillip Island for a lap around the Grand Prix Circuit. They were expecting around 500 riders to take part. Important for riders and motorists to be careful on our roads with extra traffic today.
I hope the riders are enjoying our recently completed upgrades to the Princes Highway. Even more will be done by this time next year!
#lovegippsland #myvalley
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About Darren

Darren Chester was elected to Federal Parliament as the Member for Gippsland on June 26, 2008.
Darren Chester was appointed Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport on February, 18, 2016.

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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