FLYNN HALL REBUILD UNDERWAY

Work to replace the rundown hall at the Flynn Recreation Reserve is now underway. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester today met with representatives from the Flynn community, Latrobe City Council and the construction company to officially mark the start of the...

HIGH-TECH TREES A FEATURE OF CREATIVE PRECINCT

Something unique is being crafted at the Australian Sustainable Hardwoods Manufacturing Facility at Heyfield on special order for the Latrobe Creative Precinct. Ten trees up to 8.5m high are being created in conjunction with ASH’s technical partner, TGA Engineering to...

BUREAUCRATS NEED MORE URGENCY ON BUSHFIRE FUNDS

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says the bureaucracy needs to develop a greater sense of urgency to distribute a $68.8 million economic recovery program for bushfire impacted parts of Victoria, including East Gippsland. Mr Chester said it had taken too...

EARLY COMPLETION FOR STRATFORD’S NEW RAIL BRIDGE OVER THE AVON RIVER

The new rail bridge over the Avon River in Stratford is on track to be completed ahead of schedule, with trains able to travel on the new structure from December. The Avon River Bridge is part of the Gippsland Line Upgrade, which will allow more frequent and reliable...

GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY BUSHFIRE RECOVERY PROJECTS

Up to $150,000 is now available to local groups and organisations working to help the landscape and wildlife recover from the summer bushfires. Local MP Darren Chester wants community and conservation groups, indigenous organisations and local councils in Gippsland to...

TENDERS OPEN TO BUILD NEW BULLOCK ISLAND BRIDGE

Qualified construction companies have less than two weeks to submit their tender to build a new bridge to Bullock Island near the gateway to Lakes Entrance. East Gippsland Shire Council has invited tenders to construct the replacement bridge. The council has also...

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020 at 8:20pm
Was great to meet with @DCO_AusDefence staff to see how they have adapted their support services for #YourADF & their families this year. Along with introducing the Veteran Family Advocate @gmcherne, I provided an update on the Joint Transition Authority announced in the Budget. https://t.co/9dSlcq7BJQ DarrenChesterMP photo
Thursday, October 29th, 2020 at 7:54pm
#YourADF have to be able to work quickly on their feet. Craftsmen from the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment recently had to fix the engine of an Armoured Personnel Carrier while in the field on a training activity at Shoalwater Bay. @AustralianArmy #TYFYS https://t.co/BRTNsAqkhf DarrenChesterMP photo
Thursday, October 29th, 2020 at 4:56am
Nice to see a bit of blue sky in #lovegippsland after a bumpy ride from Canberra. Looking forward to catching up with community in Sale, Heyfield, Flynn and Traralgon in the morning. Some good news on local projects on the way. @DaniellePopeWIN @kellazzaro @LV_Express https://t.co/bVIkVyBnL6 DarrenChesterMP photo

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Darren Chester MPThursday, October 29th, 2020 at 11:19pm
Last week I had the opportunity to meet with some of the staff at Defence Community Organisation to talk about how they have fared this year.

It has been a tough year, but it was heartening to hear about how DCO has adapted its range of support services for #YourADF personnel and their families.

The new Veteran Family Advocate, Gwen Cherne, also came along and we updated the staff on her role as well as the Joint Transition Authority announced in the recent Budget.

Transition services are a key focus for me and it was great to chat to such passionate and dedicated people.
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Darren Chester MPThursday, October 29th, 2020 at 9:42pm
A few scenes from my trip home... including an upside down rainbow!
The countryside is looking magnificent compared to this time last year.
Have a great day everyone.
#lovegippsland
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Darren Chester MPThursday, October 29th, 2020 at 4:24am
For Leading Aircraftman Amit Jindal, it was a childhood dream to join the Air Force.

He was an air force cadet in India prior to moving to Australia in 2005 and is now a personnel capability specialist with the Royal Australian Air Force. Thank you for your service Amit.

https://news.defence.gov.au/people/air-force-career-dream-come-true

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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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