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FUNDING SOUGHT FOR MORWELL CROQUET CLUB UPGRADE

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is helping Morwell Croquet Club secure funding for much-needed upgrades. Mr Chester is backing plans for a $100,000 upgrade to the croquet club to complement other works underway at the Morwell Recreation Reserve. Mr...

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WORKS UNDERWAY ON CENTENARY HOUSE EXPANSION

Rotary Centenary House will double its capacity when its stage three expansion is completed in April. Rotary Centenary House is a ‘home away from home’ providing accommodation and support to cancer patients and their families during treatment at Latrobe Regional...

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NEW LIONS UNVEILED AT THE MENIN GATE IN IEPER

NEW Menin Gate lions are now a permanent fixture on the plinths in front of the Menin Gate Memorial, as the Australian Government’s gift to the city of Ieper (Ypres) was unveiled today. The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester said Australia and the city of...

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FINAL STAGES OF PRINCES HWY

Two more stages of the Princes Highway duplication between Sale and Traralgon are nearing completion. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said a 3.4km section at Nambrok and another 3.9km section just east of Traralgon were both due for completion early next...

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CHESTER WELCOMES NEW MAYOR

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed the election of Councillor Natalie O’Connell as East Gippsland Shire’s new mayor and says he is looking forward to working with her to promote the region. Mr Chester said Cr O’Connell provided a youthful and...

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NEW SPORTS VENUE RAISES THE BAR IN GIPPSLAND

A new era of economic opportunity through sport is on its way to Sale following today’s opening of Stage 2A at the Gippsland Regional Sports Complex. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said a synthetic hockey field and sports pavilion had been completed as...

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TAX RELIEF FOR BUSINESSES IN GIPPSLAND

Almost 15,000 small and medium-sized businesses in Gippsland will get additional tax cuts five years earlier than planned, in a major boost to the regional economy. The Nationals  Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said lower company tax would mean more jobs and...

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100TH BIRTHDAY FOR LOCAL ARMY VETERAN

Army veteran Arthur "Roy" Guenther is celebrating his 100th birthday this Saturday, October 20. Local MP Darren Chester, who is also Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, visited Mr Guenther at Yallambee Aged Care in Traralgon to personally congratulate him on the milestone...

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AVON RIVER BRIDGE FIRST CONTRACTOR APPOINTED

The first contractor has been announced and preparatory works are underway for the new rail bridge over the Avon River in Stratford. Local company OnePlan Land Development Group, which has an office in Bairnsdale, has been appointed to begin cadastral surveying on...

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SAVING LIVES ON RURAL ROADS

Too many people are killed and injured on Gippsland roads and local MP Darren Chester is encouraging all road users to take responsibility for their own safety. Mr Chester is supporting Rural Road Safety Week, a national campaign by the Australian Road Safety...

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