KITCHEN UPGRADE AT LAKES RECREATION RESERVE

Kitchen facilities at Lakes Entrance Recreation Reserve will be upgraded following the announcement of funding from the #lovegippsland Stronger Communities Program. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester announced $13,250 for an upgrade of kitchen facilities and...

$50 MILLION PRINCES HIGHWAY WORKS NEAR HALFWAY MARK

Key road safety improvements along the Princes Highway east of Bairnsdale have been completed, but there’s still more work to be done, according to Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester. Mr Chester recently travelled the length of the highway to check progress...

GIPPSLAND LIVES REMEMBERED IN PARLIAMENT

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester asked the Federal Parliament to remember the 11 people in Gippsland who lost their lives during the Black Saturday bushfires when he made a speech to the House of Representatives this week. Mr Chester spoke about the Black...

BOOST FOR COMBINED SAINTS JUNIOR FOOTBALLERS

Traralgon’s Combined Saints Junior Football Club will receive a much needed upgrade to its canteen thanks to a #lovegippsland Stronger Communities Program grant. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester announced $5,000 from the Federal Government to upgrade club...

STRATFORD TEENAGER WINNER OF ABC HEYWIRE

Stratford teenager Ivan Reyes has been announced a winner of the National ABC Heywire storytelling competition. The Heywire story competition provides a platform for young people in regional areas to share their views and experiences. Federal Member for Gippsland...

NOWA NOWA CONGRATULATED FOR HONOURING WARTIME LEGACY

Community volunteers behind a project to rejuvenate a memorial to the only soldier from Nowa Nowa to die during World War Two have been congratulated for their vision and hard work. The Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester, who is also the Minister for...

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Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 8:28am
Heart starting morning run was turbo-charged when I stumbled past this guy & didn’t see his legs, at first! Blue tongue lizards very common on many Lakes Entrance trails @kellazzaro @SmethurstSue @TexPollster @Clarke_Melissa @swrighteconomy @lyndalcurtis #lovegippsland #auspol https://t.co/IuTrloh5Ap DarrenChesterMP photo
Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 6:56am
‘Marlo’ demonstrates how to enjoy 90 Mile Beach. I think her calmness could be useful in Federal Parliament - time for ‘bring your pet to Parly day’? @PatsKarvelas @nrcollard @pipcourtney @swrighteconomy @DaniellePopeWIN #auspol https://t.co/8yYbvHa9gt DarrenChesterMP photo

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Darren Chester MP shared Darren Chester's post.Saturday, February 16th, 2019 at 8:57am
Welcome home dad... now after this pix can we finally start walking?
Have a good weekend everyone.
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Darren Chester MP shared Darren Chester's post.Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 6:17pm
Tested out the new seating (known as parklets, not that I’ve ever heard of that word before) which have been installed along Commercial Road in Morwell.
The project is part of $3.45 million streetscape works designed to revitalise the town’s centre.
Residents can provide feedback to Latrobe City Council on the different seating styles before more are installed throughout the Morwell CBD.
The Federal Government is providing $1.75 million for the project which is designed to support local businesses and help create jobs.
#lovegippsland #myvalley
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Darren Chester MP shared Darren Chester's post.Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 1:57pm
A sculpture of a kneeling soldier has been erected in Nowa Nowa to remember the only solider from Nowa Nowa to die during World War Two.
Henry Ernest Whitbourne, known as Ernie was one of 20 residents of Nowa Nowa who enlisted to serve during the Second World War. Sadly he drowned near Crete in May 1941 and was the only local not to return home.
The sculpture is a constant reminder of Ernie and the ultimate sacrifice he paid. The sculpture was carved by Gippsland’s own John Brady in Ernie’s honour. The Federal Government contributed $3600 to the construction of the memorial in Hall Road - huge thanks to the volunteers who have Nowa Nowa looking fantastic.
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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 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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