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A NEW ERA BEGINS FOR LUCKNOW FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB

A NEW ERA BEGINS FOR LUCKNOW FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB

Demolition will soon start on the old clubrooms at the Lucknow Recreation Reserve to make way for a new $1.86 million facility for players and spectators. Members of the Lucknow Football and Netball Club have cleared the rooms of furniture and equipment and packed...

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HEAVY VEHICLE SAFETY FUNDING BOOST FOR GIPPSLAND

HEAVY VEHICLE SAFETY FUNDING BOOST FOR GIPPSLAND

A project aimed at saving lives and reducing road trauma in Gippsland has been granted a share of funding under round five of the Australian Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI). Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the funding would...

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WELCOME HELP FOR YARRAM’S MEN’S SHED

WELCOME HELP FOR YARRAM’S MEN’S SHED

Yarram Men’s Shed is among four local men’s sheds in Gippsland to receive a welcome funding boost through the National Shed Development Program. Local MP Darren Chester has announced the Yarram shed would receive $2575 to buy tools and equipment. “I’ve been able to...

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FIRST LOOK AT PLANS FOR SALE MAIN OVAL UPGRADE

FIRST LOOK AT PLANS FOR SALE MAIN OVAL UPGRADE

Conceptual drawings have been finalised for new female-friendly changerooms at Sale Main Oval. Both the changerooms under the grandstand and under the ‘Sporties’ clubrooms will be upgraded by the next football-netball season. There will also be a new unisex toilet...

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EAST GIPPSLAND NEEDS 10 YEAR RECOVERY PLAN: CHESTER

EAST GIPPSLAND NEEDS 10 YEAR RECOVERY PLAN: CHESTER

Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says East Gippsland needs more than $180 million in government funding over the next 10 years to achieve its full potential. Releasing a draft ‘East Gippsland Recovery 2030 Plan’, Mr Chester said all levels of government needed to...

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A HELPING HAND FOR TWIN RIVERS MEN’S SHED

A HELPING HAND FOR TWIN RIVERS MEN’S SHED

One of Gippsland’s newest men’s sheds has just moved into its new home – and has received a double grant bonus of more than $10,000 to start fitting it out with essential equipment. The Twins Rivers Men’s Shed has been operating for around 18 months, but until earlier...

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RESTORATION OF BAIRNSDALE’S CENOTAPH MOVES AHEAD

RESTORATION OF BAIRNSDALE’S CENOTAPH MOVES AHEAD

A major restoration of Bairnsdale’s heritage-listed cenotaph moved another step forward today with a de-consecration ceremony held ahead of the beginning of site work. Local MP Darren Chester, who is also the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, attended the ceremony held...

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FINAL STAGES OF WORK TO START ON THE ESPLANADE SOON

FINAL STAGES OF WORK TO START ON THE ESPLANADE SOON

The multi-million dollar project to transform the Esplanade in Lakes Entrance into a safer and more welcoming and attractive precinct is about to enter its final stages. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said work on one of the last major components of the...

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NEW CAFÉ FOR BAIRNSDALE GOLF CLUB

NEW CAFÉ FOR BAIRNSDALE GOLF CLUB

Bairnsdale Golf Club, located on Paynesville Road, Eagle Point, is also among the local recipients of a $10,000 grant through the #lovegippsland Stronger Community Program. The funding will go toward building a café for golfers and visitors to the club. The project,...

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BOOST FOR FARMERS EXPORTING PRODUCE INTO INDONESIA

BOOST FOR FARMERS EXPORTING PRODUCE INTO INDONESIA

Beef, dairy and vegetable farmers in Gippsland will benefit from increased export opportunities to Indonesia as the free trade agreement struck between Australia and one of our closest northern neighbours takes effect this week. Under the Indonesia-Australia...

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CHESTER BACKS ONE SITE FOR SALE COLLEGE

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed local efforts to consolidate Sale College on one site with a new school. Mr Chester, a former student of the college, is supporting Wellington Shire Council and Gippsland South MP Danny O’Brien in their campaign...

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NEW STUDY OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIPPSLANDERS

Gippslanders have the opportunity to use their social distancing time to upskill and retrain during the coronavirus pandemic with a number of short courses on offer as part of the Federal Government’s Higher Education Relief Package. Federal Member for Gippsland...

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LONG FIGHT FOR HIGHWAY FUNDING PAYS OFF

LONG FIGHT FOR HIGHWAY FUNDING PAYS OFF

Gipplsanders have had a $200 million win in the long fight to secure funding for the Princes Highway duplication. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester today said the Federal Government was providing $202.6 million to complete the duplication of the Princes...

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TAPESTRIES FIND NEW HOME IN OMEO

TAPESTRIES FIND NEW HOME IN OMEO

When Bairnsdale’s Nell Jubb heard the shearing stands were to be replaced at the Omeo Recreation Reserve, she knew she had just the thing to finish off the renovation. Two things, actually. You see, 86-year-old Nell is rather gifted when it comes to creating...

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$1.8 MILLION FOR A MICROGRID STUDY IN HEYFIELD

$1.8 MILLION FOR A MICROGRID STUDY IN HEYFIELD

Heyfield is on track to become a model town for communities across Australia interested in setting up their own mini electricity grid. The town is the location for the MyTown Microgrid: a Community and Data-driven Feasibility Project which has secured $1.78 million in...

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WIN FOR LATROBE RIVER IRRIGATORS

WIN FOR LATROBE RIVER IRRIGATORS

Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says funding to study further irrigation opportunities in the heart of Gippsland is a great win for local farmers. “I met with Latrobe River irrigators this week and agree there is enormous potential for future growth in the...

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RELIEF FOR GIPPSLAND’S TIMBER INDUSTRY

RELIEF FOR GIPPSLAND’S TIMBER INDUSTRY

Gippsland’s timber industry will benefit from additional support as it recovers from the 2019-20 bushfires, Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said today. Mr Chester said the industry had been one of the hardest hit over summer and the measures would provide critical...

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NEW KALIMNA LOOKOUT TAKING SHAPE

NEW KALIMNA LOOKOUT TAKING SHAPE

The new lookout over Lakes Entrance and the Gippsland Lakes is taking shape alongside the Princes Highway at Kalimna. Major steel components for the modern, fully-accessible viewing platform are assembled, giving passers-by a good idea of the scale and form of the new...

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