Northen Rivers Echo

Older road users are invited to attend a free workshop to learn about changes to licencing rules and other matters to help them stay safe when out and about.

The ‘Older Road User’ workshop delivered by Roads and Maritime Services will be held at Southern Cross University in East Lismore on Tuesday 6 June from 3 to 5pm.

It can be hard to keep up with changes to licencing rules, so this free two hour workshop will provide information and tips to improve safety for older road users.

Information and checklists will be provided for all road users, whether they drive, ride, walk, catch public transport or use a mobility scooter, or a combination of these.

Bookings are essential and can be made by calling 6622 1903 or email

The workshop will be held at the university’s Co.Lab Workshop Room, Level 3, A Block (Science and Engineering precinct) on Military Road.

I encourage organisations to apply for a share in the $1.1 million Youth Opportunities funding available to support local youth.

One-off grants of up to $50,000 are available for projects that engage young people to lead and participate in community development activities.

Councils and organisations with innovative ideas to support and engage our local youth should throw their hat in the ring. This is a great opportunity for our community.

The online application process opens today and closes on Monday 26 June 2017. Successful applications will be announced later in 2017.

To apply for a Youth Opportunities grant or for more information, visit

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.