REMEMBERING NOWA NOWA’S ONLY SOLDIER LOST IN WW2

A sculpture of a solider kneeling near a small field of poppies will be the centrepiece of a memorial in Nowa Nowa that honours the memory of a local soldier who died during the Second World War. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester, who is also Minister...

$26 MILLION TO FIGHT NATURAL DISASTERS

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed a $26 million Federal Government boost to help the community better handle natural disasters, including bushfires. Mr Chester said the funding would be invested in aerial firefighting capabilities, a new...

SEASPRAY NIPPERS COMMENCE

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has presented Seaspray Surf Life Saving Club with hats for its Nippers. The Nipper Education Program introduces children aged 5 to 14 years to water safety skills and surf lifesaving. Seaspray held the first beach...

FUNDING FOR JEMMY’S POINT VIEWING PLATFORM SOUGHT

he Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is working to secure the money needed to build an iconic viewing platform at Jemmy’s Point near Lakes Entrance. Mr Chester has written to the responsible federal and state ministers requesting any surplus funds from the...

CONTRACTOR APPOINTED FOR SYNTHETIC OVAL

Construction of a $3.5 million synthetic oval at the Morwell Recreation Reserve will commence before the end of this year. The oval will be built on the old caravan park site behind the current football oval. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester announced...

$800,000 FOR THREE NEW BRIDGES IN FAR EAST GIPPSLAND

The Federal Government is providing almost $800,000 to replace three timber bridges in far East Gippsland. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the government had provided $790,000 under the Roads to Recovery program to construct a new concrete and...

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Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 3:19pm
Good drop in Canberra - hope it’s getting out to our drought hit communities in Gippsland too @lyndalcurtis @kellazzaro #lovegippsland #auspol https://t.co/U8T9Y9D44s DarrenChesterMP photo
Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 12:19pm
Congratulations to the #ADFA midshipmen and officer cadets who graduated today. These future leaders of #YourADF will now post to units or continue on to the Royal Military College – Duntroon for further officer training. @AustralianArmy @Australian_Navy @AusAirForce @CDF_Aust https://t.co/otOWwIBeC3 DarrenChesterMP photo
Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 6:35am
Send ‘er down Hughie! Couple of days on Ministerial duties in Singapore-Thailand and looks like I’m flying home to a wet Gippsland. Hope it falls in all the right places for drought relief. @severs_jeanette @kellazzaro @DaniellePopeWIN @HayleyPeppin @LouGillettWIN #lovegippsland https://t.co/J4AtXxDJpi DarrenChesterMP photo

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Official Page of The Nationals Member for Gippsland, Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, A/g Minister for Regional Development and A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories. Check out Darren's personal page at https://www.facebook.com/darren.chester.524
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Darren Chester MP shared Darren Chester's post.Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 2:50pm
Can’t wait to get back to Australia tonight to ‘harvest’ some local pies!
The Bruthen Bakery is a great place to stop and grab a bite to eat during your travels these Christmas holidays. It’s also the perfect place for a coffee break and I can personally vouch for the pies at the bakery.
Bruthen is booming as a great spot to take a break in your drive to other destinations in East Gippsland or to check out the local sights.
Let’s make it a Great Gippsland Christmas and support local businesses! #lovegippsland
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Darren Chester MP shared Darren Chester's post.Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 8:53am
Thanks to Sue from SNJ Kitchens for sending in a picture of her store to join the Great Gippsland Christmas campaign. SNJ Kitchens in Morwell stocks a wide range of gifts, homewares and cake decorating supplies.
Remember, shopping locally creates local jobs!
Let’s make it a Great Gippsland Christmas. #lovegippsland #myvalley
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Honoured to represent the Federal Government and officially open the redeveloped Hellfire Pass Interpretive Centre in Thailand.

It’s where we tell the story of 60,000 Allied POWs who were subjected to starvation, diseases and unthinkable brutality as they were forced to work on the Burma-Thailand Railway in World War Two.
Tragically, 2800 Australians never made it home to the country they loved, and the country that loved them in return.

The new interpretive centre and memorial walkway to Hellfire Pass is immaculately cared for by local Thai employees who guide 160,000 visitors per year and maintain the gardens and surrounding environment. I thanked them personally for their efforts.

A great collaboration between the Australian Government and the Kingdom of Thailand to make sure their service is always remembered.

Lest we forget.

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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