L2P Program now in Council hands

23 January 2014

A PROGRAM helping learner drivers to clock up 120 hours of driving to qualify for P-plates will be run by Alpine Shire Council from the end of the month.

The L2P Program has been operated in the Alpine Shire by North East Support and Action for Youth (NESAY) since 2010.

Alpine Shire Council Manager Communities Kathryn Maxwell said NESAY had done a great job of building the program up since its launch.

“NESAY have successfully run L2P in the Alpine Shire for the past few years,” she said.

“During this time, 53 young people have participated in the program and volunteer mentors in the Alpine Shire have conducted 1,294 hours of driver training.”

Council will assume responsibility for the program on 1 February and continue the good work with the community.

“The program helps learner drivers who will struggle to reach their 120 hours without assistance,” Ms Maxwell said.

“We have fantastic volunteer mentors who are trained by VicRoads and matched to our drivers to help make the program as successful as possible.

“L2P provides an invaluable service to our community and we look forward to continue building its profile in our towns.”

L2P is fully funded by VicRoads, and assists around 25 learner drivers from across the Alpine Shire to gain their P-plates each year.

“This is a really exciting program,” Ms Maxwell said.

“Everyone involved – VicRoads, our fantastic volunteer mentors and community groups who are involved in fundraising – are passionate about providing a service that helps our young people gain their independence.”

If you are interested in being a volunteer mentor contact Lili Korndorffer at lilik@alpineshire.vic.gov.au, telephone (03) 5755 0592 or Angus Goodman at angusg@alpineshire.vic.gov.au.

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