FINAL DESIGNS OF NEW TRAIN STATIONS RELEASED

Final designs have been released showcasing the major train station upgrades at Traralgon and Morwell Stations. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester, who secured $504 million for the Gippsland Line Upgrade said the new stations would be more accessible and user...

NEW BRIDGE AT TRARALGON RAILWAY RESERVE

An upgraded bridge at the Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve will improve users safety and accessibility while walking around the lake. Federal MP Darren Chester said the new Middle Bridge had been installed and works were now complete. “The Traralgon...

ORGANIC WASTE FACILITY TO BE BUILT IN GIPPSLAND

A local water corporation has received $4.788 million to improve facilities and efficiency with funding provided by the previous Federal Government. Local MP Darren Chester said Gippsland Water received funding through the Food Waste for Healthy Soils fund in...

WORK UNDERWAY AT BAIRNSDALE SKATE PARK

The next stage of the Bairnsdale Skate Park is progressing well according to Federal MP Darren Chester (pictured). Mr Chester worked with East Gippsland Shire Council to upgrade the recreation precinct. “The $460,000 project at the recreation precinct includes...

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS: ROAD SAFETY PROGRAM

It's with great pleasure that I join today's debate, and I acknowledge the member for Gilmore as representing the second most beautiful electorate in Australia—just behind Gippsland! It's great to have you here. It's no surprise to see that the speakers on this...

STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS: VIVIAN BULLWINKEL

I rise to pay tribute to an extraordinary Australian: Army nurse Vivian Bullwinkel. On this day 80 years ago, she was onboard the SS Vyner Brooke, which was fleeing Singapore and overflowing with 181 passengers, including women and children and wounded soldiers....

STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS: ASSISTANCE DOGS

As a long-time supporter of assistance dogs, I was disappointed and frustrated to be contacted by the Australian Defence Force veteran who had been refused access to a taxi with their dog. The veteran concerned felt humiliated and embarrassed to be rejected by several...

CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY AT LAKES REC RESERVE

Local MP Darren Chester (pictured) inspected the progress of the new amenities block at the Lakes Entrance Recreation Reserve. Mr Chester said the new facilities were a part of a $400,000 project at the recreation reserve. “The reserve is a gathering place for the...

DOWNIES BRIDGE REPLACEMENT NOW COMPLETE

The replacement of Downies Bridge in Traralgon South is now complete. Local MP Darren Chester said the new concrete bridge would ensure local residents and farmers could safely use the track and crossing. “The old timber bridge was no longer fit for purpose and needed...

CHESTER CROSSES FINISH LINE FIRST

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester was across the line first at Lakes Entrance parkrun on Saturday, and says it should never happen again. Mr Chester (right) is pictured with parkrun volunteers Lynn Oates, Samantha Payne and Andrew Symons. “The volunteers do...

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I completely understand & support my friend @StephRyanNats in her decision to stand down at the next election BUT it’s a huge loss for the VicNats. Smart, compassionate, determined & an outstanding advocate for regional people. Love to you & your family. Go well. #lovegippsland https://t.co/FmIHNuL9zC DarrenChesterMP photo
Supposedly it’s been a bit ‘chilly’ in Townsville! My cousin shared this pix of green tree frogs huddling together in a drain at her home… she got a pleasant surprise when she lifted the grate and found them… I think there’s 11? #seeaustraliafirst @ashpillhofer @P_Thompson88 https://t.co/dGNvayKMGl DarrenChesterMP photo
Gee it’s a tough sporting competition. Swans did everything except win and Bombers made the most of some half chances when it mattered for a great club win. As footy fans let’s never forget the losses hurt our players/coaches/staff more than us. Go Bloods! #lovegippsland https://t.co/icYY95LN83

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

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

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