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JUST GET THE JOB DONE: CHESTER

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says his government should fund the entire cost of the highest priority stage of the Princes Highway duplication project between Traralgon and Sale. In a bid to break the political impasse between the State and Federal...

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CONTRACTOR APPOINTED FOR KEEGAN STREET RESERVE

Upgrades to Morwell’s Keegan Street Reserve are due to start by the end of the month. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester announced $500,000 toward the Keegan Street Reserve last year as part of the Federal Government’s $5 million commitment to upgrade the...

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MORWELL CBD REVITALISATION MOVES AHEAD

Works are underway this week to build an additional nine parklets with gardens and public seating along Commercial Road in Morwell, taking the total to 12 parklets in the Central Business District. The parklets are a feature of the Morwell CBD revitalisation project...

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LANDCARE AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN

Landcare Australia is inviting nominations for the 2019 State and Territory Landcare Awards to recognise individuals and groups for their outstanding contribution to preserving the Australian landscape. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is encouraging locals...

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$2.3 MILLION CENTENARY HOUSE EXPANSION OPENS

More patients, including those fighting cancer, will be able to access much-needed affordable accommodation with the opening of 13 new independent living units at Rotary Centenary House, Traralgon. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester, a long-time supporter and...

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EAST GIPPSLAND GYMNASTICS GROWTH PLANS

East Gippsland Gymnastics Club has outgrown its current home and is working on plans to build a purpose-built centre in Lucknow. Head coach Marie Miles shared the new plans with local MP Darren Chester, who has offered his support to the project. Mr Chester said he...

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DARREN CHESTER DECLARED WINNER OF GIPPSLAND POLL

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has today officially declared Darren Chester the elected Federal Government representative for the seat of Gippsland. The announcement was made this morning by the AEC divisional manager for Gippsland David Wakely in Sale. Mr...

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UNEMPLOYMENT FALLS ACROSS GIPPSLAND

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showing an employment boom in Gippsland and the lowest rate for the jobless rate for the Latrobe Valley since 2015. Mr Chester said the Federal...

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EAST SALE’S KING AIR FLEET GROWS BY 50%

Thirty-two Squadron at RAAF Base East Sale has been expanded, creating further employment opportunities in the local community. The number of Beechcraft King Air aeroplanes at Sale has increased from 8 to 12 which will see increased maintenance requirements and more...

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COOL GROUP’S $ $4.2 MILLION EXPANSION IN MORWELL

Purpose-built facilities for manufacturing and retail will be built in Saskia Way, Morwell, to help grow local businesses Cool Aqua Springs and Hip Pocket Workwear and Safety. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester, who secured $1.75 million from the Federal...

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STATEMENT FROM DARREN CHESTER

To be elected to represent Gippsland in Federal Parliament for the fifth time is an enormous honour and privilege. I have never taken Gippslanders for granted and I am extremely grateful for the support of my family, friends, staff and community members who made this...

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$500,000 FOR LUCKNOW CHANGEROOMS AND NETBALL COURT

Funding has been secured to redevelop the aged and unsuitable Lucknow Recreation Reserve changerooms and netball court. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester made the $500,000 announcement this morning to fund stage one of the Lucknow Recreation Reserve upgrade,...

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PUTTING LOCALS FIRST

The Federal election is being held this Saturday, May 18, and Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said he was taking nothing for granted. “The support I’ve been receiving from local residents on the campaign trail is very humbling,” Mr Chester said. “I think...

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