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WORLD CLASS MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS

Creating world class mountain bike trails in Gippsland would create hundreds of jobs and deliver ongoing economic opportunities, according to local MP Darren Chester. The Federal Member for Gippsland recently visited Derby in northern Tasmania where a series of trails...

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SAME SEX MARRIAGE RESULT WELCOMED

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed today’s announcement of the postal ballot results regarding same sex marriage. In Gippsland 60.2% voted yes and 39.8% voted no. The local result was similar to the national response, which was 61.6% yes...

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REMEMBRANCE DAY 2017

Locals are being encouraged to pause and reflect on those Australians who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our nation this weekend, on Remembrance Day, November 11. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said Remembrance Day marked the signing of...

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CENTRELINK MOBILE SERVICE COMES TO GIPPSLAND

The Federal Government’s mobile Centrelink office will be in Gippsland next week. The mobile service is a purpose-built office on wheels and will be able to deliver Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services to regional areas like Gippsland. The Mobile Service...

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RESCUE BOAT UPGRADE FOR GIPPSLAND LAKES YACHT CLUB

Upgrades to rescue boats serving the Gippsland Lakes - and expansion of local ‘learn to sail’ programs - have received Federal Government funding. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester announced $20,000 for the Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club to replace the motors on...

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GIPPSLAND LEADERS IN CANBERRA

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester met with a group of emerging leaders from the local community at Parliament House this week. The community leaders were selected to take part in the Gippsland Community Leadership Program, which develops the skill-set...

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MAKE IT A GIPPSLAND CHRISTMAS

With only 9 weeks until Christmas, Gippslanders are being urged to support local business and have the most ‘Gippsland Christmas’ possible. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has put out the challenge to purchase local produce, and gifts from local stores. He...

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WORK TO BEGIN WITHIN MONTHS ON HYLAND HIGHWAY

Work is due to start within months on a $10 million safety upgrade of the Hyland Highway between Traralgon and Yarram. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the highway upgrade would improve safety for locals commuting from Yarram to Traralgon and...

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MARITIME RELICS FIND PERMANENT HOME IN PORT ALBERT

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today announced the formal handover of lighthouse artefacts to the Gippsland Regional Maritime Museum in Port Albert. The items include the heritage lens once used at Cape Liptrap lighthouse, the old...

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR FESTIVALS AUSTRALIA FUNDING

Artists, arts workers and organisations in Gippsland can now apply for funding from Festivals Australia. Around $1.2 million is available for arts and cultural projects that encourage community participation and audience engagement in a festival or community...

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$230,000 FOR NEW CCTV CAMERAS IN MORWELL

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has announced $230,000 to install new closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the commercial heart of Morwell. Mr Chester made the funding announcement in Morwell this morning. “I have been working with Morwell...

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TOURISM GROWTH ACROSS GIPPSLAND

More Australians are holidaying at home which is helping tourism growth across Gippsland. The National Visitor Survey, released today (September 20, 2017) reveals more Australians are choosing to holiday within Australia and more tourists are visiting the Gippsland...

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