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PATH UPGRADE FOR LAKES ENTRANCE GOLF COURSE

The network of paths through the Lakes Entrance Golf Course will be upgraded as part of a $20,000 improvement project. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester today announced the Federal Government would split the cost of the project with the golf club. “The...

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A LONG HISTORY OF DREDGING CONTINUES AT LAKES

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester was recently welcomed aboard Lakes Entrance’s new high-tech dredger, Tommy Norton. Tommy Norton, now formally handed over to Gippsland Ports, has been working to maintain safe access into and out of the lakes system...

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SAFETY BOOST FOR POPULAR MORWELL PATHWAY

Light poles are being installed along a popular pedestrian path stretching north from Princes Drive in Morwell to make the area safer for local residents. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester visited the path along Waterhole Creek with Latrobe City Council...

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STATEMENT FROM DARREN CHESTER

I got into politics to make a difference and to do my bit for the community of Gippsland and Australia. It has been an enormous honour and a privilege to serve in Cabinet in the best portfolio possible, infrastructure and transport.  Over the past two years, I’ve been...

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PORT OF SALE REDEVELOPMENT TO OPEN SOON

The $14.6 million redevelopment at the Port of Sale to create a broad use community and civic space is on track to open to the public during the first week of January. Visiting the new Port of Sale Cultural Hub today, Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said...

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MORWELL WINNER FOR ABC HEYWIRE

Morwell teenager Kudamba Abaas has been announced a winner of the national ABC Heywire storytelling competition. Almost 700 entries were received from young people aged 16 to 22, who wanted to share their stories and make a difference in their communities. In...

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ADD BLOOD DONATION TO THE CHRISTMAS LIST

Gippslanders are being encouraged to give blood ahead of the critical summer holiday season. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has rolled up his sleeve and made a plasma donation at the Australian Red Cross Traralgon Donor Centre. Mr Chester said the holiday...

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ONE GIPPSLAND RAISED GROWTH IDEAS IS CANBERRA

Opportunities to grow Gippsland and future plans for key industries like dairy and timber were key topics of discussion during a meeting between One Gippsland and Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester. Representatives from the Committee for Gippsland, Regional...

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BRIDGET MCKENZIE WELCOMED AS NEW DEPUTY LEADER

Federal MP Darren Chester has described the election of Senator Bridget McKenzie as Deputy Leader of the National Party as a great win for Gippsland. Senator McKenzie won a ballot of her National Party colleagues at Parliament House, Canberra, this morning. “Bridget...

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SLOW DOWN FOR ROAD SAFETY

Police nationwide joined forces to highlight the impacts of speeding on road trauma with a 24 hour road safety blitz called operation Safe Speeds. The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester, who is also Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport,...

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NOMINATE DEDICATED COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are the backbone of regional communities across Gippsland, selflessly giving their time and expertise to create opportunities for others. With International Volunteer Day coming up on December 5, The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is calling...

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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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