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DROUGHT OUTREACH INFORMATION SESSIONS

Drought affected farmers will be able to access detailed information and immediate assistance at a series of information sessions being held across Wellington and East Gippsland shires next week. The sessions will commence in Heyfield and Rosedale on March 26 and...

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BLOOD CHALLENGE SAVES LIVES

RAAF Base East Sale has won the ‘Battle of the Bases’ blood challenge, an annual blood donation competition between RAAF Bases East Sale and Wagga. The competition is conducted over a 12 month period and includes all blood donations made by Air Force personnel posted...

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FUNDING FOR SMALL SCALE SOLAR PROJECTS

Community groups across Gippsland can apply for Federal Government funding for small scale solar and battery projects. Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Solar Communities Grants are currently open and must be lodged by March 28, 2019. Federal Member for Gippsland...

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EAGLE POINT PRIMARY SCHOOL

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester delivered new flags to Eagle Point Primary School and gave grade six students an overview of Australia’s political system ahead of their school camp to Canberra. Mr Chester is pictured with school captain Hannah Svetey and...

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ST MARY’S BAIRNSDALE

Students from St Mary’s Primary School Bairnsdale received an advance lesson from their local MP ahead of a school trip to Canberra this week. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester spoke to the grade six class about Australia’s political system and how Federal...

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COMMUNITIES ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM

Gippsland will receive $150,000 for community groups to undertake projects that conserve and protect the local environment. The Federal Government has announced funding to deliver practical environmental projects, giving communities new opportunities to protect and...

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NEW FIRE FIGHTING POWER FOR MALLACOOTA

Mallacoota Fire Brigade’s hardworking volunteers are now better equipped with a new community-owned fire tanker. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester had a look over the new tanker on a recent visit to Mallacoota. The new tanker will primarily be based at the...

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GIPPSLAND LIVES REMEMBERED IN PARLIAMENT

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester asked the Federal Parliament to remember the 11 people in Gippsland who lost their lives during the Black Saturday bushfires when he made a speech to the House of Representatives this week. Mr Chester spoke about the Black...

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BOOST FOR COMBINED SAINTS JUNIOR FOOTBALLERS

Traralgon’s Combined Saints Junior Football Club will receive a much needed upgrade to its canteen thanks to a #lovegippsland Stronger Communities Program grant. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester announced $5,000 from the Federal Government to upgrade club...

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STRATFORD TEENAGER WINNER OF ABC HEYWIRE

Stratford teenager Ivan Reyes has been announced a winner of the National ABC Heywire storytelling competition. The Heywire story competition provides a platform for young people in regional areas to share their views and experiences. Federal Member for Gippsland...

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TAKE A SEAT

The Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester stopped off in Morwell recently to test new seating installed along Commercial Road. The new seating arrangements, called parklets, are part of $3.45 million of streetscape works designed to revitalise the town’s heart....

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LATROBE CITY MAYOR MEETS DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER

Latrobe City Council Mayor Graeme Middlemiss and Deputy Mayor Darren Howe this week had an opportunity to brief Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack on the city’s infrastructure priorities. Mr McCormack, who is also the Federal Minister for Infrastructure,...

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