Northern Rivers Echo

Free workshops will be available to older road users and parents and supervisors of learner drivers in Lismore.

Older road users can learn about changes to licencing rules and other information and tips to improve their safety on the road.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday 6 June, 3-5pm at SCU’s Co Lab Workshop Room.

Parents and supervisors play an important role in providing young drivers the experience they need to be safe on the roads. The ‘Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers’ workshop is designed to help teach with confidence and includes information about licence conditions for learner and P plate drivers, tips for using the learner driver log book and the importance of providing constructive feedback.

This will be held on Tuesday 30 May, 5.30-7.30pm at YWCA NSW, 101a Rous Road, Goonellabah.

Bookings for both workshops are essential and can be made by calling (02) 6622 1903 or emailing info@acecolleges.edu.au.


The Flood Recovery Centre in East Lismore has now closed, however help is still available for anyone in need.

Businesses, primary producers and non-profit organisations can make application until October for Category C grants and loans by contacting the Rural Assistance Authority on 1800 678 593 or raa.nsw.gov.au.

Individuals can apply for the one-off Commonwealth Disaster Recovery Payment by calling 180 22 66 or visit www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/themes/help-in-an-emergency.

Thank you Premier Gladys Berejiklian for announcing last week $40,000 additional funding for Lifeline Northern Rivers for crisis support services and suicide prevention for our local community following the flood.

If you or someone you knows needs help, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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