OFFSHORE REGULATOR ASKED TO REAPPRAISE SEISMIC SURVEY

French company’s plans to undertake a massive seismic survey over 17,000 square kilometres of Eastern Bass Strait has concerned local MP’s Tim Bull and Darren Chester and attracted criticism from the local fishing industry. Nationals Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, has...

WORK ON TRARALGON-MORWELL PATHWAY REACHES KAY STREET

Construction of a 10-kilometre shared cycling and pedestrian pathway linking Traralgon and Morwell is now underway in Traralgon. Morwell’s ACE Earthmoving is undertaking the works at the top end of Kay Street. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester...

CHURCHILL’S NEW HOCKEY PAVILION ALMOST READY

The much-anticipated Churchill hockey pavilion is nearing completion with the roof cladding now finished. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester announced $200,000 from the Federal Government to fund the new clubrooms. “The external wall cladding is now underway...

MORWELL REMEMBERS THE END OF THE GREAT WAR

A commemorative brass plaque will be installed by the cenotaph in Morwell to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. The plaque will sit alongside an older plaque that marks 100 years since the start of the Great War in 1915 and the landing of...

PAYNESVILLE TO COMMEMORATE THE END OF THE GREAT WAR

The Paynesville RSL Sub-Branch will receive Federal Government funding to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice in November. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester announced the sub-branch would receive $2700 to hold a ceremony to mark 100 years since the...

APPLY NOW FOR GRANTS TO SUPPORT OUR VOLUNTEERS

Community groups across Gippsland can now apply for Federal Government funding to support the work of their tireless volunteers. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has encouraged local not-for-profit groups to seek a share of $20 million in grants....

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FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS

#LOVEGIPPSLAND STRONGER COMMUNITIES PROGRAM

New funding is available for community groups to purchase equipment and build small infrastructure projects in Gippsland.

Click here for details

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Darren’s Twitter

Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 5:22am
More often than people think, our Federal Parliament works well to make Australia a better place. This speech by Ed Husic inspires us all to keep working together more often. Thanks for sharing your story Ed. @sabinahusic #auspol https://t.co/seG7NZJkfV
Jason Clare MP @JasonClareMP
A must watch extraordinary speech by Ed Husic. So proud to call him my friend. https://t.co/UpffpcaHXI
Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 8:28am
Today Australia acknowledges Victory in the Pacific Day, commemorating 73 years since the end of WW2. I encourage all Australians to reflect & remember the almost 1 million Australian men & women who served during WW2. Thank you for your service. Lest We Forget. @DVAAus #TYFYS https://t.co/Qb2JumSErK DarrenChesterMP photo
Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 4:39am
Move it or lose it... great reminder of the physical and mental health benefits of regular exercise @senbmckenzie No better place to get active than #lovegippsland Bush trails, beaches, snow-capped mountains - always a great time to visit! @marija_ziv @lucybarbour @SmethurstSue https://t.co/pDvSsPTMCU
Sport Australia @sportaustralia
We need to start moving as though our lives depend on it - because if we don’t move it, we’ll lose it.

#MoveItAUS #findyour30 https://t.co/G5bUPHN6pk

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Darren Chester MPWednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 4:31pm
On 15 August 1945, Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s unconditional surrender, on what is now known as Victory in the Pacific Day (VP Day).

During the Second World War almost 40,000 Australians lost their lives, including more than 17,000 in the war against Japan.

Lois Anne Martin from Melbourne knitted a red, white and blue vest to wear on VP day She joined her friends and Australians all over the country in the festivities with her hand cranked siren. Incidentally, she never wore the vest again.

Today we reflect and remember the almost 1 million Australian men and women who served during World War Two. Thank you for your service. #TYFYS

Lest We Forget.
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Darren Chester MP shared Darren Chester's post.Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 2:59pm
I found some time to visit my great friend Elaine Medhurst at Just Books in Bairnsdale ahead of my recent travels overseas.
Elaine suggested I take a look at the children's book 'If I Was Prime Minister' (sounds like a dangerous proposition!) but I chose the much safer option by Trent Dalton 'Boy Swallows Universe'. I read this uniquely Australian story on my flight with our troops to Afghanistan.
Shopping locally creates local jobs; no matter what you're buying, try sourcing it locally and supporting local busineses at every opportunity.
#lovegippsland
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Darren Chester MP shared Darren Chester's post.Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 4:51pm
Safer roads save lives. My passion for road safety is well known so you can imagine my pleasure to announce more roads funding for Gippsland. More than $1 million to fix priority road safety blackspots including the Sale-Toongabbie Road (pictured) for the section from Nambrok Road to Denison Road.
Other roads to receive Black Spot funding are Liddiard Road in Traralgon, Freestone Creek Road in Briagolong and the intersection of Maryvale Road and Crinigan Road at Morwell.

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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