EAST GIPPSLAND SHORT-CHANGED BY BUSHFIRE FUNDS

EAST GIPPSLAND SHORT-CHANGED BY BUSHFIRE FUNDS

Bushfire-impacted East Gippslanders have been short-changed and are owed an explanation, with the announcement of funding under the ‘Regional Economic Stimulus and Resilience Grants’ program. As the Victorian region which suffered the most direct social, economic and...
FUNDING STRATEGIC PROJECTS CRITICAL IN RECOVERY

FUNDING STRATEGIC PROJECTS CRITICAL IN RECOVERY

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has nominated six strategic projects which should receive bushfire recovery funding as soon as possible to boost local jobs. Mr Chester said the long delays in announcing funding for regional economic recovery projects was...
BUSHFIRE RECOVERY SUPPORT PROGRAMS EXTENDED

BUSHFIRE RECOVERY SUPPORT PROGRAMS EXTENDED

More than $20 million has been provided to primary producers and small businesses in East Gippsland to help their recovery from the summer bushfires, says local MP Darren Chester. That total may grow further after the deadline for two assistance programs was extended...
MALLACOOTA GOLF COURSE PLAN REJECTED BY BUREAUCRATS

MALLACOOTA GOLF COURSE PLAN REJECTED BY BUREAUCRATS

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says he is stunned that State Government bureaucrats have rejected a plan to restore the Mallacoota Golf Course which was devastated by last summer’s bushfires. Mr Chester has supported a $1.8 million plan to revegetate and...
FLOODING IN NOWA NOWA COMPLICATES ECONOMIC RECOVERY

FLOODING IN NOWA NOWA COMPLICATES ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Low-level flooding of community infrastructure at Nowa Nowa is making recovery from the bushfires and coronavirus pandemic more difficult for local business owners, according to Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester. Mr Chester met with business and community...

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