$20 MILLION TO TACKLE PEST ANIMALS AND WEEDS

Ground-breaking research into wild dogs, feral rabbits, weeds and other pests will be expanded, thanks to a $20 million funding boost from the Federal Government. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed the additional funding for the Centre for...

MARITIME RELICS FIND PERMANENT HOME IN PORT ALBERT

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today announced the formal handover of lighthouse artefacts to the Gippsland Regional Maritime Museum in Port Albert. The items include the heritage lens once used at Cape Liptrap lighthouse, the old...

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR FESTIVALS AUSTRALIA FUNDING

Artists, arts workers and organisations in Gippsland can now apply for funding from Festivals Australia. Around $1.2 million is available for arts and cultural projects that encourage community participation and audience engagement in a festival or community...

$230,000 FOR NEW CCTV CAMERAS IN MORWELL

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has announced $230,000 to install new closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the commercial heart of Morwell. Mr Chester made the funding announcement in Morwell this morning. “I have been working with Morwell...

CALL FOR FRESH IDEAS TO SPEED UP TRAIN TRAVEL

Gippsland train commuters would substantially benefit from faster rail services if additional tracks or passing loops were provided on the metropolitan corridor between Pakenham and Dandenong, according to the Nationals Member for Gippsland. Darren Chester, who is...

TOURISM GROWTH ACROSS GIPPSLAND

More Australians are holidaying at home which is helping tourism growth across Gippsland. The National Visitor Survey, released today (September 20, 2017) reveals more Australians are choosing to holiday within Australia and more tourists are visiting the Gippsland...

#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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Monday, September 25th, 2017 at 6:21am
I don't know anyone who has changed mind since SSM postal survey started. Campaigners need to stop shouting at Australians. @barriecassidy
Sunday, September 24th, 2017 at 7:19am
I hope 1 of these boys lights up the 'G next week to win Norm Smith - a delight to watch @ColinJBettles @Jude_Bolton https://t.co/0DiXre2GrP DarrenChesterMP photo

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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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