BRIDGE UPGRADE FOR ALBERT RIVER ROAD NEAR YARRAM

A narrow, single-lane bridge near Stacey’s Bridge, west of Yarram, will be made safer with funding secured by Gippsland MP Darren Chester under the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the Albert River...

$3 MILLION FOR HOPE RESTART CENTRE REHABILITATION CENTRE FOR GIPPSLAND

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has secured $3 million of Federal Government funding to support the development of a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Victoria’s east. Mr Chester said the $3 million allocation had been made towards the...

MORE SUPPORT FOR FIRST AUSTRALIANS IN BAIRNSDALE WITH OUTREACH TO LAKES ENTRANCE

Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative will be able to provide additional intensive case coordination in Bairnsdale with outreach to Lakes Entrance, thanks to a $312,928 investment by the Coalition Government. • More mental health, drug and alcohol...

ASSISTANCE FOR LATROBE VALLEY CARTER HOLT HARVEY TIMBER MILL WORKERS

The Turnbull Government has today extended assistance available through the Hazelwood Structural Adjustment Package to Carter Holt Harvey workers who will be impacted by the impending closure of the Morwell timber mill. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester and...

NEW $3.3 MILLION BRIDGE TO MAKE BUCHAN ROAD SAFER

A timber, single lane bridge over the Buchan River at Buchan will be replaced with a new $3.3 million structure. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has secured $1.665 million in Federal Government funding to replace the Buchan River bridge under round...

NDIS AVAILABLE IN GIPPSLAND NEXT MONTH

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will next month be available in Latrobe, South Gippsland, Baw Baw and Bass Coast local government areas. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the NDIS rollout would mean the number of people with a...

#lovegippsland CALENDAR 2018

Upload your entries here to feature in Darren Chester’s 2018 #lovegippsland calendar.
This year’s theme is ‘Take a Break in Gippsland’.
Entrants are invited to submit photos of Gippsland destinations for tourists and day-trippers.

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 11:19am
Launched in Gosford: Important step to delivering faster rail as part of $10bn program @LucyWicksMP @PaulFletcherMP https://t.co/N20zISy3gy DarrenChesterMP photo
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 8:43am
Deer becoming increasing road safety hazard as well as impacting ag sector & native habitat @KathSully @rharris334 https://t.co/pEKFFeD4cg

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Darren Chester MPThursday, August 31st, 2017 at 5:29pm
We must do more to protect our community from the scourge of ice and other drugs. An important part of that is rehabilitation to help people and their families.
People who are affected by drug or alcohol addiction already have enough to overcome- we can make it easier by making sure the help is available in our region.
I'm backing the Hope Restart Rehabilitation and Education Centre and the efforts to raise funds for this facility.
The land and building permits have already been secured but we have a way to go yet.
Well done to the Bairnsdale locals behind this project. #lovegippsland Hope Restart Centre Inc
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Darren Chester MPThursday, August 31st, 2017 at 3:24pm
Ken O'Dowd MP is a fighter for his community. He's been wanting to show me a bridge in his electorate that needs an upgrade. Valentine Creek Bridge is the last wooden bridge on the Capricorn Highway.
We are investing $420 million through the Bridges Renewal Programme. Replacing old bridges will deliver better, safer roads in regional Australia and improve productivity. #fightingforflynn #keepCQmoving National Party of Australia
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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 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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