Northern Rivers Echo

Domestic and family violence victims living in the Lismore area will now have a single contact point to access the support they need with the rollout of a new Safer Pathway site, now operational, with the Lismore Safety Action Meeting taking place this month.

Rather than the victim having to navigate their way through the service system to stay safe from violence, Safer Pathway creates a coordinated response where agencies work proactively to provide victims with the support they need, without having to repeat their story multiple times.

For more information on Safer Pathway, visit the Women NSW website www.women.nsw.gov.au.


The YMCA is currently calling for nominations for the 2017 Youth Parliament. I am able to nominate one local student in Year 8-12 to be considered for acceptance to the program. The nominee cannot have participated before.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in participating, please have them email me telling me why they want to be involved and why they should be chosen by Friday 31 March.

For further information about Youth Parliament visit http://www.ymcansw.org.au/centres/youth-government/ymca-nsw-youth-parliament.


The Old4New van will travel to Lismore to share advice with the public about lifejackets and drowning prevention.

The mobile van will be at the Lismore Boat Ramp, Victoria Street, on Monday 27 March from 7-11am, where you can exchange your old lifejacket for a new slimline lifejacket at a discounted price:

Trained staff will also provide advice on choosing the right lifejacket for your height, weight, ability and water activity, and tips on lifejacket care and service.

This is Old4New’s fourth season and the team is as keen as ever to get amongst the community to spread the word that there is a modern and comfortable lifejacket for every body.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577