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GIPPSLAND REGIONAL EXECUTIVES FORUM

  The Federal Government is making a once-in-a-generation investment in landmark infrastructure in Gippsland. That was the message this week for Gippsland business leaders who met The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester in Traralgon. Mr Chester, who is...
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$2.49M TO REDUCE FAMILY VIOLENCE IN EAST GIPPSLAND AND WELLINGTON

The Coalition Government will provide up to $2.49 million for a tailored project to address family violence experienced by Indigenous women and children in the East Gippsland and Wellington Shires. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and Member for...
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ELIMINATING A TRAFFIC BLACK SPOT IN BAIRNSDALE

A high-crash intersection near the commercial heart of Bairnsdale will soon be transformed. That’s thanks to $467,000 from the Federal Government’s Black Spot program to tackle stretches of road and intersections well-known for traffic accidents. Minister for...
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FRESH APPROACH TO SEASONAL WORK IN GIPPSLAND

A trial is now underway to encourage unemployed people to take up seasonal horticultural work to get experience and improve their skills. The Coalition Government’s Seasonal Work Incentives Trial offers a range of incentives for unemployed people to undertake seasonal...
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SCP GRANTS OPEN

Community groups can access Federal Government grants up to $20,000 for capital projects. Expressions of Interest are now open for the next round of the #lovegippsland Stronger Communities Program (SCP). Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester encouraged local...
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ST MARY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL, MAFFRA

It was the first day back at school for students as well as local MP Darren Chester this week. Mr Chester visited Maffra St Mary’s first thing Monday morning after receiving  a letter of invitation from year 3-4 class representative Jett McMahon. Mr Chester gave the...
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Stronger Communities Program

Expressions of Interest Open Now

Apply by July 31

Community groups across Gippsland can access Federal Government grants up to $20,000 for capital projects that improve community participation and strengthen communities.

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Darren Chester MP

The Nationals Member for Gippsland. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
Darren Chester MP
Darren Chester MPMonday, June 19th, 2017 at 5:26pm
It is the highest priority of Government to ensure the safety of Australians. I was asked about law and order issues on Sky News. There are concerns in the community. People want to know they are going to be safe in their homes, when they walk the streets and they want to know the borders are secure.
Darren Chester MP

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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