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CHESTER VISITS LARA TINCKNELL

CHESTER VISITS LARA TINCKNELL

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester caught up with a young Gippsland winner of the ABC’s Heywire competition in Parliament House. Heywire is a lived experience storytelling competition run by the ABC, calling for stories from young people aged between 16-22...

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CHESTER SLAMS ROADS MINISTERS

CHESTER SLAMS ROADS MINISTERS

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has challenged the state and federal Ministers responsible for roads to drive through his electorate and understand the dangerous conditions endured by locals and visitors. Mr Chester said both Ministers were hiding behind...

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BROOKER BUILDERS LAND MAJOR CONTRACT

BROOKER BUILDERS LAND MAJOR CONTRACT

A Bairnsdale family-owned business is at the centre of Wellington Shire’s biggest capital works project with the redevelopment of the Sale swimming pool complex. Brooker Builders are the prime contractors for the project which is budgeted to cost more than $20 million...

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MAJOR PROJECT TO DELIVER HEALTH BENEFITS

MAJOR PROJECT TO DELIVER HEALTH BENEFITS

The largest capital works project in Wellington Shire will deliver social and economic benefits for decades into the future, according to Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester. Mr Chester said the major redevelopment of the Sale swimming pool complex, Aqua...

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BROOKER BUILDERS LAND MAJOR CONTRACT

BROOKER BUILDERS LAND MAJOR CONTRACT

A Bairnsdale family-owned business is at the centre of Wellington Shire’s biggest capital works project with the redevelopment of the Sale swimming pool complex. Brooker Builders are the prime contractors for the project which is budgeted to cost more than $20 million...

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MAJOR PROJECT TO DELIVER HEALTH BENEFITS

MAJOR PROJECT TO DELIVER HEALTH BENEFITS

The largest capital works project in Wellington Shire will deliver social and economic benefits for decades into the future, according to Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester. Mr Chester said the major redevelopment of the Sale swimming pool complex, Aqua...

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FORESHORE HUB IS WORLD CLASS

FORESHORE HUB IS WORLD CLASS

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says the Eagle Point Foreshore Hub is a world class facility for locals and visitors to enjoy. Mr Chester is pictured with Myia from the foreshore cafe, which is currently operated by East Gippsland Shire Council. “The...

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BACK TO SCHOOL IN ORBOST

BACK TO SCHOOL IN ORBOST

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester caught up with Orbost Community College Principal Peter Seal (right), along with students and staff during their first week back at the redeveloped campus. Mr Chester said the $10 million upgrade was an investment in the...

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FORESHORE HUB IS WORLD CLASS

FORESHORE HUB IS WORLD CLASS

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says the Eagle Point Foreshore Hub is a world class facility for locals and visitors to enjoy. Mr Chester is pictured with Myia from the foreshore cafe, which is currently operated by East Gippsland Shire Council. “The...

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BACK TO SCHOOL IN ORBOST

BACK TO SCHOOL IN ORBOST

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester caught up with Orbost Community College Principal Peter Seal (right), along with students and staff during their first week back at the redeveloped campus. Mr Chester said the $10 million upgrade was an investment in the...

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CHESTER SET TO CONTEST 2025 ELECTION

CHESTER SET TO CONTEST 2025 ELECTION

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has been pre-selected unopposed as The Nationals candidate for the next election, due to be held in 2025. The experienced MP says he has ‘unfinished business’ and is looking forward to the challenge of getting a fairer deal...

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COMPLETED WORKS AT GIPPSLAND IMMIGRATION PARK

COMPLETED WORKS AT GIPPSLAND IMMIGRATION PARK

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is encouraging locals to gain a better appreciation of the Latrobe Valley’s rich migration history ahead of Australia Day. Mr Chester inspected the completed works at Gippsland Immigration Park at Morwell with a new pathway...

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ROAD AUTHORITIES NEED TO SPEED UP

ROAD AUTHORITIES NEED TO SPEED UP

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has urged bureaucrats to ‘speed up the delivery of urgent road safety projects’ as motorists wait years for projects to start. Mr Chester said it was frustrating to secure funding for projects and then wait years for work to...

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EASTERN BEACH TRAFFIC LIGHTS IN LIMBO

EASTERN BEACH TRAFFIC LIGHTS IN LIMBO

A project to install traffic lights and improve pedestrian safety at Eastern Beach Rd in Lakes Entrance remains in limbo with no explanation from the state or federal governments. Member for Gippsland Darren Chester secured $4 million for the intersection from the...

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NO ANSWERS ON ROAD SAFETY PROJECTS

NO ANSWERS ON ROAD SAFETY PROJECTS

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says the state and federal governments are stalling road safety projects and refusing to answer basic questions on their future plans, despite increases in road trauma. Mr Chester has repeatedly sought written advice on...

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED ON HIGHWAY HORROR STRETCH

URGENT ACTION NEEDED ON HIGHWAY HORROR STRETCH

The State and Federal Governments should take urgent action to improve safety on a ‘horror stretch’ of the Princes Highway according to Lakes Entrance and district emergency service workers and local Members of Parliament. Representatives from the Country Fire...

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CLUB TERRACE HALL A COMMUNITY ASSET

CLUB TERRACE HALL A COMMUNITY ASSET

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says Club Terrace residents are set to benefit from a new community hall. The $750,000 hall was built with bushfire recovery funding and will be an important gathering place for community events and in emergency situations....

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