MARLO ANGLING CLUB SET TO RECEIVE A $336,000 UPGRADE

Local MP Darren Chester has announced the Marlo Angling Club community hall will receive a much-needed upgrade thanks to funding from the Local Economic Recovery Program. Mr Chester said the Marlo Angling Club would receive $336,000 to repair the hall so it was...

IMPROVED MOBILE PHONE COVERAGE IN EAST GIPPSLAND

Five remote areas in East Gippsland will receive improved mobile phone coverage thanks to Federal Government funding. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said Anglers Rest, Goongerah and W Tree Creek will all have a small cell installed, while Pheasant Hill...

SHOP LOCAL AND SUPPORT GIPPSLAND JOBS, SAYS CHESTER

Gippslanders are being called on to support local businesses during the current lockdown to help secure local jobs in the region. Local MP Darren Chester has challenged the community to buy local produce, takeaway meals and coffee and clothing and gifts from local...

HAUNTED HILLS BIKE PARK SHAPING UP

There has been quite a transformation underway as the Haunted Hills Bike Park in Hernes Oak begins to take shape. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester recently visited the site to check in on the progress of the works. “Since breaking ground at the end of last...

FIT OUT UNDERWAY FOR GIPPSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

The focus has shifted to inside the building as work continues on the Gippsland Performing Arts Centre. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said with the structure now complete, works to fit out the shell were underway. “The auditorium has been designed with...

SNOWY TRESTLE BRIDGE WILL BOOST TOURISM

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says the restoration of the historic Snowy River railway trestle bridge is an essential part of plans to boost the visitor economy of East Gippsland. Mr Chester met with community leaders who will manage the State...

THE COLOURS OF GIPPSLAND

2021 #LOVEGIPPSLAND CALENDAR COMPETITION

Darren Chester’s 2021 #lovegippsland “The Colours of Gippsland” calendars are now available at various outlets throughout Gippsland, including the electorate offices in Sale and Traralgon. Alternatively please contact the office on 1300 131 785 to arrange for one to be posted out to you.

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Sunday, July 25th, 2021 at 11:52pm
What a swim by Ariarne Titmus. Incredible effort in the 400m on the biggest stage of all. Our Australian female athletes have had an enormous month... Ash Barty, Jamie Kah, Sam Kerr, the 4x100m relay team. All class acts and doing us proud. Just the boost we need! #Tokyo2020 https://t.co/aHEMwAF1jQ DarrenChesterMP photo
Sunday, July 25th, 2021 at 7:41am
Having binge watched Spicks & Specks during lockdown... my Olympic taper seems perfect @adamhillscomedy Made it through 12 hours on the couch - with a world record swim - and just settling in for Olyroos versus Spain. #lovegippsland #Tokyo2020 https://t.co/1A7LsyKhvs DarrenChesterMP photo
Sunday, July 25th, 2021 at 12:09am
What a moment... fantastic world record performance by the Australian women’s 4x100m freestyle team. Swimmers off to a great start in Tokyo. Pix credit Herald Sun https://t.co/MltUPZVWlQ DarrenChesterMP photo

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Darren Chester MPMonday, July 26th, 2021 at 8:40am
Must admit I was a bit skeptical about the Tokyo Olympics even getting started in the middle of a global pandemic.

But today’s scenes of two gracious and respectful champions after an epic 400m freestyle final is just what the world needs right now.

It’s inspirational and gives us all hope that better days are coming.

Well done to new Olympic champion Ariarne Titmus and USA legend Katie Ledecky.

And good luck to all the athletes to stay healthy and compete in the true spirit of the Games.

Photo credit: Yahoo News Australia
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Darren Chester MPMonday, July 26th, 2021 at 5:40am
What is it with the 18th tee of the Lakes Entrance Golf Course?
First a seal and now this! Strange days indeed.

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Darren Chester MPMonday, July 26th, 2021 at 3:16am
Trust me, I’m a politician!

Sorry to ruin all the fun for the conspiracy theorists… but the seal photos at Lakes Entrance Golf Club were real and they were not photoshopped.

Gippsland ABC asked to use my photos on social media and it has sparked a spirited online debate about whether they were fake, or somehow enhanced.

All the pix were taken on my iPhone while I was out exercising (yes, within my 5km bubble). I don’t know why they look fake, I did zoom on the screen because I didn’t want to get too close… but ask my staff, I don’t even know how to photoshop!

In good news, the seal only stayed for the day and I assume it swam back up the channel to Cunninghame Arm and the entrance to the Gippsland Lakes.

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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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