CLASSES TO BEGIN SOON FOR FIRST EAST SALE FLYING SCHOOL PILOTS

The first intake of students for the new Basic Flying Training School at RAAF Base East Sale will arrive in the region in just weeks. The school’s opening will follow a long-standing campaign over many years by the local community, The Nationals Member for Gippsland...

PRINCES HIGHWAY DUPLICATION OPENS FOR CHRISTMAS

Two new duplicated sections of the Princes Highway will open in time to accommodate the heavy Christmas and summer holiday traffic. The new 3.4 kilometre stretch between Nambrok Road and Maffra-Rosedale Road at Nambrok and the 3.9km stretch just east of Traralgon...

NEW LANES COMPLETED ON TWO SECTIONS OF PRINCES HIGHWAY EAST BETWEEN TRARALGON AND SALE

Drivers in Victoria’s east will experience a better journey along two newly duplicated and safer sections of the Princes Highway through Gippsland which will open to traffic this week. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said nearly seven and a half kilometres...

MORWELL’S SHARED PAVILION WILL BE OPENED IN JAN

Construction of a new shared netball and cricket pavilion at Morwell Recreation Reserve is almost complete. The building is in the final stages of fit-out with flooring completed and kitchen appliances installed. It will be ready to use in January. The Nationals...

REMEMBERING NOWA NOWA’S ONLY SOLDIER LOST IN WW2

A sculpture of a solider kneeling near a small field of poppies will be the centrepiece of a memorial in Nowa Nowa that honours the memory of a local soldier who died during the Second World War. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester, who is also Minister...

$26 MILLION TO FIGHT NATURAL DISASTERS

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed a $26 million Federal Government boost to help the community better handle natural disasters, including bushfires. Mr Chester said the funding would be invested in aerial firefighting capabilities, a new...

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Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 at 1:35pm
The resident red-belly in the gully. As long as it stays on the other side of the road we have a non-aggression pact! Watch out if you are outdoors this summer, there’s plenty about. @TexPollster @kellazzaro @JarrodWhittaker @DaniellePopeWIN @HayleyPeppin #lovegippsland #auspol https://t.co/LvgWR7ijfi
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 at 8:48am
This is my dear friend Gladys from Maffra. She’s just turned 104 and is as sharp as a tack. Today we talked about her late husband Jim who served in WW2 & returned to build their life in her hometown. Such an inspiration. @DVAAus @LizCosson @kellazzaro @rharris334 #lovegippsland https://t.co/YSSoaYKyxn DarrenChesterMP photo
Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 6:03am
Congratulations to GPCAPT Darren May who retires from @AusAirForce this week after 37yrs of service. I also thank Darren’s wife Michelle, she helped Darren fill out his forms to join RAAF in highschool & they've been together ever since. Thank you for your service #TYFYS #YourADF https://t.co/5LwFHWJtyC DarrenChesterMP photo

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Official Page of The Nationals Member for Gippsland, Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, A/g Minister for Regional Development and A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories. Check out Darren's personal page at https://www.facebook.com/darren.chester.524
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Darren Chester MP shared Darren Chester's post.Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 at 7:31pm
Politicians are often accused of ‘droning on’... maybe it’s time I bought one myself!
With Christmas less than one week away, Findlay and Weymouth Pharmacy in Sale is your go to place for beauty gift packs, health and beauty services, fragrances, handbags, beach bags, photographic services and cameras. The drones are fantastic.
Darren Richards and the team have extended their trading hours this weekend to help you get that last minute present and they’ll even gift wrap it for you.
Let’s make it a Great Gippsland Christmas by shopping locally at every opportunity. #lovegippsland
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Darren Chester MP shared Darren Chester's post.Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 at 1:34pm
When you take a break in Gippsland, or shop locally, you create local jobs.
If you’re travelling through Gippsland during the Christmas break why not stop into Yarram. There’s some great places for coffee, snacks and exploring local shops.
A short distance down the road you can make your way to the seaside town of Port Albert and check out the Maritime Museum.
It’s the perfect place to relax with a walk along the wharf and a stop for some fish and chips on the foreshore is a must!
#lovegippsland
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Darren Chester MP shared Darren Chester's post.Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 at 10:06am
Caring for the environment is everyone’s responsibility and I'm pleased to announce $14.5 million from the Federal Government for practical environmental projects including priority works to support and protect the Gippsland Lakes.

The funding will go to local Catchment Management Authorities to work with Landcare, farmers and other member of the community to protect the Gippsland Lakes and local rivers and forests.

We live in a magnificent region and these types of practical environmental projects will help to sustain and protect our natural attractions for future generations to enjoy. #lovegippsland

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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