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HOPE CENTRE TAKING SHAPE

HOPE CENTRE TAKING SHAPE

The Hope Restart centre near Bairnsdale is taking shape with construction well underway on the 3,000 square metre building. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester secured $3.8 million to help build the residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre. Mr...
SNOWY RIVER TRESTLE BRIDGE RESTORATION A TOP PRIORITY

SNOWY RIVER TRESTLE BRIDGE RESTORATION A TOP PRIORITY

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says he’s determined to secure the money required to restore the historic Snowy River railway trestle bridge ‘come hell or high water’. Mr Chester has welcomed the release of the Economic and Social Assessment which...

New Laws to Protect Gippsland Farmers

Tough new farm trespass laws to protect Australia’s farmers from the unlawful actions of animal activists have passed the Australian Parliament. Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill was about putting...
COUNCIL URGED TO KEEP MANAGEMENT OF BULLOCK ISLAND

COUNCIL URGED TO KEEP MANAGEMENT OF BULLOCK ISLAND

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has asked East Gippsland Shire Council (EGSC) to urgently reconsider its decision to not take over the management of Bullock Island in Lakes Entrance. Mr Chester said he was ‘disappointed and surprised’ by Council’s split...
ESPLANADE UPGRADE TAKES ANOTHER STEP FORWARD

ESPLANADE UPGRADE TAKES ANOTHER STEP FORWARD

The multi-million dollar upgrade of the Esplanade in Lakes Entrance has taken another step forward with the completion of the latest stage of Princes Highway works. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester secured the mix of Federal and State funding for the works...

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