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SLIPWAY A LAKES ENTRANCE ICON

SLIPWAY A LAKES ENTRANCE ICON

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed today’s official opening of the slipway precinct in Lakes Entrance. “From an eyesore to an icon… the Old Slipway in Lakes Entrance is now a vibrant public space with local businesses and the arts community...

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CHESTER ASKS: WHERE’S THE MONEY GONE?

CHESTER ASKS: WHERE’S THE MONEY GONE?

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is demanding to know where the money has gone for three Lakes Entrance projects which were funded by the previous Coalition Government.  Mr Chester said the community was ‘owed an explanation’ after $14 million in road...

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MOBILE SERVICE CENTRE VISITS GIPPSLAND

MOBILE SERVICE CENTRE VISITS GIPPSLAND

Mobile Service Centres are a lifeline for rural and regional areas, bringing a comprehensive range of essential government services to residents who lack access to a local Services Australia office, according to Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester. Mr Chester...

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TOONGABBIE CENOTAPH UNVEILED

TOONGABBIE CENOTAPH UNVEILED

Toongabbie’s new cenotaph will stand as a lasting memory to all who have served our nation in war, conflicts and peace-keeping missions, according to Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester. Speaking at the official unveiling of the memorial on Sunday, Mr Chester...

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NATIONAL ROAD SURVEY LAUNCHED

NATIONAL ROAD SURVEY LAUNCHED

Federal Government road funding cuts are endangering lives and damaging vehicles across Gippsland, as the lack of essential maintenance and upgrades pushes the local road network into disrepair, according to Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester.  The local MP...

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TIME TO HARDEN UP TO SECURE FEDERAL FUNDING

TIME TO HARDEN UP TO SECURE FEDERAL FUNDING

Local Councils are worse off and haven't received the 'fair increase' in funding promised by the Albanese Government, according to Shadow Minister for Local Government Darren Chester. Speaking at this week's Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) regional...

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A NEW ERA IN TRARALGON COURTHOUSE’S RICH HISTORY

A NEW ERA IN TRARALGON COURTHOUSE’S RICH HISTORY

A new chapter for the historic Traralgon Courthouse precinct is drawing closer as the latest round of restorative and re-purposing works nears completion. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the restoration of the historic Traralgon Courthouse was a...

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OLYMPICS WITH A DIFFERENCE!

OLYMPICS WITH A DIFFERENCE!

A Gippsland student has been selected to represent Australia at an Olympiad of a different kind and there’s only 27 members in the national team. While Australia’s finest athletes will be heading to France for the 2024 Paris Olympics, Bairnsdale student Grace Ng will...

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NEW SPEED LIMIT TO BOOST PRODUCTIVITY

NEW SPEED LIMIT TO BOOST PRODUCTIVITY

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is calling for a faster speed limit of 110km/hr on the open sections of the road between Sale and Traralgon as the final stage of the Princes Highway duplication project nears completion. After 15 years, the $513 million...

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GAINING INSIGHTS INTO REGIONAL EDUCATION LANDSCAPE

GAINING INSIGHTS INTO REGIONAL EDUCATION LANDSCAPE

Reducing the cost of living pressures for regional students and improving access to a broader range of tertiary courses are two of the biggest issues facing the education sector, according to local MP Darren Chester. In addition to representing his constituency as the...

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NUCLEAR POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT

NUCLEAR POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT

STATEMENT: FEDERAL MEMBER FOR GIPPSLAND DARREN CHESTER I welcome the release of the Coalition’s detailed national plan for energy security. It’s a plan that respects regional communities and ensures any safety concerns can be overcome, and if we hosted a nuclear power...

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CENTENNIAL CEREMONY FOR SALE CENOTAPH

CENTENNIAL CEREMONY FOR SALE CENOTAPH

Towering 20 feet high, the 'Victory Woman', carved from Italian marble, has stood in Sale for 100 years; the magnificent memorial that is the Sale and District Cenotaph was erected to honour those fallen in conflict during World War 1, paying tribute to their bravery...

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WORK PROGRESSING WELL ON HISTORIC SNOWY BRIDGE

WORK PROGRESSING WELL ON HISTORIC SNOWY BRIDGE

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says the restored railway trestle bridge across the Snowy River flats will deliver long-term social and economic benefits for locals and visitors. Mr Chester said he was pleased to see restoration of the bridge was moving...

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CHESTER WELCOMES ASH CONTRIBUTION TO GIPPSLAND

CHESTER WELCOMES ASH CONTRIBUTION TO GIPPSLAND

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says he is committed to continuing to expose the hypocrisy of bans on the native hardwood timber industry after visiting Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) in Heyfield. Mr Chester said ASH was 'continuing to make an...

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MEMBER FOR GIPPSLAND VISITS MAFFRA PRIMARY SCHOOL

MEMBER FOR GIPPSLAND VISITS MAFFRA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester visited Maffra Primary School to talk with Grade 5 and 6 students about Australia's political system and provide insight into his work as a parliamentarian. "I spoke to students about my role as a Member of Parliament and...

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CHESTER PAYS A VISIT TO ROSEDALE PRIMARY SCHOOL

CHESTER PAYS A VISIT TO ROSEDALE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Rosedale Primary School may be harbouring a few budding politicians. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester visited Rosedale Primary School this week to discuss Australia's political system with students in Years 5 and 6. "It's always a pleasure to engage with...

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BLUE TREE PROJECT

BLUE TREE PROJECT

Blue-painted trees are growing in popularity across Australia, with more than 1100 trees painted as part of the Blue Tree Project to promote mental health awareness and commemorate people lost to suicide. The Blue Tree Project aims to spark difficult conversations and...

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OFFSHORE WIND BRIEFING IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL

OFFSHORE WIND BRIEFING IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL

Energy security is a matter of national security, according to Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester. "Every country needs to be able to keep the lights on and ensure it can still manufacture products that are needed in a modern society," Mr Chester said. "How...

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ASHLEIGH HOUSE BIG FREEZE

ASHLEIGH HOUSE BIG FREEZE

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester returned from Canberra last week to an icy reception at Ashleigh House in Sale. The annual fundraiser for Motor Neurone Disease was a huge success, with locals auctioned off for the residents at the aged care home to pour...

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