FURTHER ASSISTANCE FOR LOCAL SHIRES IN DROUGHT

East Gippsland and Wellington shires have been named among 60 regions nationally to receive new funding from the Drought Communities Program as part of a suite of further drought support measures announced by the Federal Government. The Nationals Member for Gippsland...

WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT RESPONSE NEEDED FOR DROUGHT

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has called for a whole of government response to assist Gippsland farmers in drought. Mr Chester has written to the Prime Minister advocating for all Ministers with a portfolio capacity to respond to the drought and...

TRARALGON REMEMBERS WORLD WAR ONE NURSES

A new memorial will honour the service and sacrifice of nurses from the Traralgon area who served during World War One. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has announced Traralgon Public Cemetery Fund will receive more than $4100 to remember the nurses....

$40 MILLION FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS FOR GIPPSLAND

Local shires will this week receive a further $5 million from the Federal Government to spend on local roads, services and infrastructure. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the payment was part of Gippsland’s annual allocation of $40 million made...

AVON RIVER RAIL BRIDGE

The Avon River rail bridge is part of a $530 million Gippsland Rail Line upgrade announced by Mr Chester when he was Minister for Transport and Infrastructure. Mr Chester was able to secure the funding as part of an historic announcement, being the first time the...

PROVIDING JOBS AND TRAINING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

A key employer in the region, David Lucke’s Fresh Food Market is providing important employment and training opportunities for young people. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester visited recently to learn more about the growth of the business and met Peter...

Putting Locals First

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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Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 at 5:46am
PM Malcolm Turnbull should be allowed to serve a full term. It’s up to the Australian people to decide our fate at the next election. MPs seeking personal vengeance shouldn’t corrupt the democratic process. We need to focus on the issues that matter to Australians. #auspol
Monday, August 20th, 2018 at 1:10pm
Happy Birthday to 100 year old Bert Thompson. Bert was born in the final year of the First World War, and enlisted in the AIF in 1940. He served in the Middle East & New Guinea. Best wishes, Bert & thank you for your service #TYFYS @DVAAus @LizCosson @AustralianArmy @ChiefAusArmy https://t.co/5lgTi0RaxZ 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.Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 at 12:58pm
It’s great to see works underway on the $50 million Princes Highway upgrades in East Gippsland – works include new shoulders, two new overtaking lanes and other safety upgrades.
While there can be some delays when roadworks are occurring please be patient and obey speed limits.
I’m determined to make sure we keep getting a better deal for Gippsland motorists. #lovegippsland
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Darren Chester MPMonday, August 20th, 2018 at 8:38pm
It was my honour to reflect on Vietnam Veterans’ Day and the 52nd anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan today in question time. The Vietnam War was Australia’s longest military engagement of the 20th Century with almost 60,000 Australians serving during a decade of conflict with more than 500 Australians lives lost.

I thank them for their service and I thank their families for their service.

Lest We Forget.

#TYFYS
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Darren Chester MP shared Darren Chester's post.Monday, August 20th, 2018 at 1:42pm
Locally-owned businesses create jobs for young people and also support community events and sporting clubs. And here's a perfect example. I caught up with David Lucke and his apprentice Peter Ritchie, who last week completed his fourth year and is now a qualified butcher.
For businesses like Luckes Fresh Food Market to continue providing jobs into the future, we need to make sure we support locals and shop locally at every opportunity.
So to steal David's slogan: “you got to get down to Luckes”. #lovegippsland

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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