Lismore Echo

Congratulations to Lismore Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Lismore Helping Hands who were recognised by the NSW Government for outstanding efforts in building disaster resilience at a special awards ceremony at Parliament House last week.

The 2017 NSW Get Ready Community Award and the Resilient Australia Awards showcase important disaster preparedness initiatives that often go unseen. The awards aim to inspire communities to strengthen their capabilities to withstand and recover from natural disasters.


Another successful Lismore Show was held last week. Well done to President John Gibson and the Committee on adding new attractions to the exhibition, whilst still highlighting the traditional displays which bring people back year after year.


The NSW Government recently launch the digital learner driver logbook as an alternative to the outdated paper version.

This move is about bringing the logbook experience into the digital age. Any parent or learner would agree it’s time for a system that taps into the latest technology to become more user-friendly.

All learner drivers are now able to use one of three apps – Licence Ready, Roundtrip and L2P – to log the required 120 hours of driving practice and then submit their logbook electronically with RMS.

Parents and learner drivers are tired of having to manually enter their hours of driving, so by transitioning to a digital format we hope to make this process more user friendly.

The apps include a ‘set and forget’ feature where learners can start their logged drive on the app before getting in the car, and it will record their drive in the background.

In addition to logging hours and verifying details, the apps make use of GPS tracking, automated weather conditions, profile set up as well as summary dashboards.

Further information on the learner driver log books can also be found at the RMS website http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/

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