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$130,000 FOR NEW FENCES AT MAFFRA LAWN TENNIS CLUB

$130,000 FOR NEW FENCES AT MAFFRA LAWN TENNIS CLUB

Dilapidated fences at Maffra Lawn Tennis Club will soon be replaced as part of a one million dollar Federal Government cash injection into Wellington Shire. Local MP Darren Chester said $130,000 from the Federal Government would be spent erecting new fences at the...

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NEW HELP FOR GIPPSLANDERS RECOVERING FROM BUSHFIRE

NEW HELP FOR GIPPSLANDERS RECOVERING FROM BUSHFIRE

Gippslanders affected by the summer bushfires unsure where to turn for help can now go to a single place to discover the range of assistance measures available to them. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said he was concerned people in need had not been...

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UPGRADES FOR GLENGARRY MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE

UPGRADES FOR GLENGARRY MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE

The historic Glengarry Mechanics’ Institute will benefit from some much needed renovations, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Federal Government. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the grant would be used to renovate the building, including the...

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BULLOCK ISLAND PROJECT RECEIVES ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

BULLOCK ISLAND PROJECT RECEIVES ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed additional funding of $1.85 million to improve facilities on Bullock Island at Lakes Entrance. Mr Chester, who last month secured $5 million from the Federal Government to replace the bridge and associated...

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WELCOME FUNDING FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE LATROBE VALLEY

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has announced five volunteer groups in the Latrobe Valley have successfully applied for funding through the 2019-20 Volunteer Grants program. Mr Chester said the five organisations were among 16 across Gippsland to receive a...

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CONCEPT DESIGNS UNDERWAY FOR TATUNGALUNG BOARDWALK

CONCEPT DESIGNS UNDERWAY FOR TATUNGALUNG BOARDWALK

The proposed ‘Tatungalung’ boardwalk linking Eastern Beach and Main Beach has moved a step closer with local consultants working on concept designs. Ryan Summerton (centre) from Archistyle and Ash Carroll (right) from Lake Tyers Design will prepare the design. It will...

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RAIL TRAIL TO BOOST LOCAL JOBS

RAIL TRAIL TO BOOST LOCAL JOBS

The Gippsland Plains Rail Trail is set to receive a welcome boost with a 25-metre bridge taking shape in a factory in Wurruk. The new bridge being built by T & S Welding will be used to span the Eaglehawk Creek crossing and is a vital link in the increasingly...

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FURNELL TO RECEIVE NEW MOBILE TOWER

FURNELL TO RECEIVE NEW MOBILE TOWER

Furnell, south of Cann River, will receive a new mobile telephone tower to help combat service blackspots. The Telstra tower will be built with funding secured under round five of the Federal Government’s Mobile Blackspot Program. Local MP Darren Chester said the...

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CHESTER BACKS PRINCES HIGHWAY FIRE BREAK PLAN

CHESTER BACKS PRINCES HIGHWAY FIRE BREAK PLAN

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is supporting a community proposal to create a strategic fire break along the Princes Highway from Nowa Nowa to the New South Wales border. The Orbost and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry has proposed extensive...

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GIPPSLANDERS SPEND ANZAC DAY AT HOME

GIPPSLANDERS SPEND ANZAC DAY AT HOME

Local MP Darren Chester has congratulated Gippslanders for respectfully commemorating Anzac Day at home. As Veterans’ Affairs Minister and Member for Gippsland, Mr Chester normally spends the day attending as many major commemorative events and local Gippsland...

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BUSHFIRE COMMUNITIES SUPPORTED: CHESTER

BUSHFIRE COMMUNITIES SUPPORTED: CHESTER

Millions of dollars of support for bushfire-impacted Gippslanders is continuing to flow despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to local MP Darren Chester. Mr Chester said government assistance was still available to those impacted directly and indirectly by the...

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Additional support for public interest journalism

The Federal Government has announced a new $50 million program to support public interest journalism in regional areas, including Gippsland. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed the additional funding for local newspapers and broadcasters....

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CHESTER URGES GIPPSLANDERS TO GET THE FLU SHOT

CHESTER URGES GIPPSLANDERS TO GET THE FLU SHOT

Gippsland MP Darren Chester is urging Gippslanders to make getting their flu shot a priority this year. “Each year we face the flu season which can result in a lot of people becoming unwell,” Mr Chester said. “While I must stress that the flu injection will not...

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CHESTER BACKS BIKE PUMP TRACK PROPOSAL FOR HEYFIELD

CHESTER BACKS BIKE PUMP TRACK PROPOSAL FOR HEYFIELD

Local MP Darren Chester has thrown his support behind a community campaign to get a bike pump track for Heyfield.  Mr Chester met with secretary of the Heyfield Community Representative Group Glenys McBride and Mick McKinnon from the group’s Youth Precinct Committee...

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FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR WILDLIFE AND HABITAT RECOVERY

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR WILDLIFE AND HABITAT RECOVERY

Funding is available to individuals and organisations across Gippsland to help with the recovery of wildlife and habitats following the devastating summer of bushfires in Gippsland. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said support was available for individuals...

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GIPPSLANDERS MUST GET LOWER PRICES AT THE BOWSER

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says Gippsland motorists deserve price relief at the bowser during the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Chester said coronavirus was having a significant impact on the Australian economy and the Federal Government was working with...

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END HIGHWAY STALEMATE: CHESTER

END HIGHWAY STALEMATE: CHESTER

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says work on major infrastructure projects such as the Princes Highway duplication, should continue in the region, despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Chester has written to the State Government seeking...

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SUPPORT FOR AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES EXPORTERS

SUPPORT FOR AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES EXPORTERS

The Federal Government is acting to ensure Gippsland’s agricultural and fisheries sectors can continue to export high-quality produce to overseas markets. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the new $110 million International Freight Assistance Mechanism...

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