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HOPE CENTRE TAKING SHAPE

The Hope Restart centre near Bairnsdale is taking shape with construction well underway on the 3,000 square metre building. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester secured $3.8 million to help build the residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre. Mr...

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New Laws to Protect Gippsland Farmers

Tough new farm trespass laws to protect Australia’s farmers from the unlawful actions of animal activists have passed the Australian Parliament. Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill was about putting...

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COUNCIL URGED TO KEEP MANAGEMENT OF BULLOCK ISLAND

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has asked East Gippsland Shire Council (EGSC) to urgently reconsider its decision to not take over the management of Bullock Island in Lakes Entrance. Mr Chester said he was ‘disappointed and surprised’ by Council’s split...

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ESPLANADE UPGRADE TAKES ANOTHER STEP FORWARD

The multi-million dollar upgrade of the Esplanade in Lakes Entrance has taken another step forward with the completion of the latest stage of Princes Highway works. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester secured the mix of Federal and State funding for the works...

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LAKES ENTRANCE CHANGEROOMS UNDERWAY

Work has started on the long-awaited Lakes Entrance Football Netball Club changeroom project. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester secured a grant of nearly $360,000 for Lakes Entrance Recreation Reserve. Mr Chester said the current facilities at the Lakes...

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LAKES ENTRANCE FORESHORE UPGRADE TAKING SHAPE

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says the multi-million upgrade of the Lakes Entrance foreshore is starting to take shape and will be welcomed by visitors and locals alike. Mr Chester inspected progress on the latest section of shared pathway to be...

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ROSEDALE’S REVITALISATION PROJECT COMPLETE

A $1.5 million facelift of Rosedale is now complete, including streetscape improvements and upgrades to Willow Park, with the official opening today. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester secured $1 million in Federal Government funding towards the project to...

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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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