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As locals head to the early voting centres now open across Gippsland, Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says he has the experience, passion and enthusiasm to continue delivering for all Gippslanders.

Mr Chester has been able to secure record infrastructure funding from the Federal Government, along with service improvements.

“I first ran for Parliament because I wanted to make a difference in our community,” Mr Chester said.

“Together, we’ve delivered record spending on local infrastructure and more funding for local schools, hospitals, aged care and sporting facilities. But there’s always more to be done.

“I love Gippsland and I want to keep putting locals first and make Gippsland an even better place to live, work and raise a family.

“I want to keep fighting to deliver more local jobs, reduce your taxes, help you save money and keep delivering for all Gippslanders.”

Local projects to achieve Federal funding:

• Gippsland rail upgrades $504 million
• Princes Highway duplication project $342 million
• Macalister Irrigation District $52 million
• Gippsland Rotary Centenary House $900,000
• Mirridong Yarram $2.3 million
• Hope Restart drug rehabilitation centre $3.8 million
• Mallacoota Medical Centre $300,000
• Omeo Mountain Bike Trail $1.5 million
• 15 new or upgraded mobile phone towers
• RAAF Base East Sale upgrades $392 million
• Port of Sale community centre $4.5 million
• Latrobe Performing Arts Centre $10 million
• Australian Paper Waste to Energy $2.5 million
• Princes Highway upgrades Sale to NSW $25 million
• Overtaking lanes between Nowa Nowa and Orbost
• $5 million
• GLCH Bairnsdale medical centre $500,000
• Bridges at Giles Street, Buchan and Lindenow-Glenaladale Road $2.8 million
• Metung boardwalk $300,000
• Murrungower Rest Area $2.2 million
• Morwell Recreation Reserve $5 million
• Traralgon West pavilion $300,000
• Jemmy’s Point lookout $750,000
• Monaro Highway $5 million
• Mallacoota Recreation Reserve $975,000
• Latrobe university training clinic and dental
• prosthetics lab $2.6 million
• Lakes Entrance Recreation Reserve $360,000
• East Gippsland Regional Study Hub $595,000
• Lindenow Valley water security scheme $10 million
• Catholic College Sale co-location $1 million
• Sale MRI Medicare licence
• Rosedale revitalisation and roundabout $2 million
• Sale Hockey complex $600,000
• Jemmy’s Point lookout $750,000
• Lakes Entrance footbridge $560,000
• CCTV in Morwell CBD $233,000
• Morwell-Traralgon Shared Pathway $1.6 million
• Churchill Hockey $200,000
• Rosedale streetscape and roundabout $2 million
• Haunted Hills bike park project $976,000
• Gippsland Plains Rail Trail $267,000
• Yarram Agricultural Society $250,000
• Hyland Highway $5 million
• Alberton Timber Mill expansion $550,000
• Albert River Road bridge $145,000
• South Gippsland Highway $25 million
• Port Welshpool Long Jetty $4.8 million

National achievements by the Government:

• One million new jobs
• Restored border security
• Cut taxes for all workers and small business
• First surplus in more than a decade
• More than 2,000 new medicines on the PBS
• Record funding for Medicare and schools

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