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Real Futures Gascoyne Celebrates the Access and Equity in Driving Launch

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On Friday 10th November, Real Futures Gascoyne celebrated the official launch of our Driving School at the Wool Shed in Carnarvon!

Funded by a substantial grant from the WA Department of Transport’s Access and Equity Program, the Driving School provides professional driving instruction for people in regional and remote WA, who previously were unable to access it.

Regional Manager Sean Challis’ successful grant application has enabled Real Futures Carnarvon to acquire three vehicles and employ a team to deliver training.  Already, Real Futures has engaged with 50+ clients and assisted a dozen people to obtain or upgrade their Drivers Licence.

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Attending the occasion in support of this exciting program were Tony McCann, Manager Operations and Projects – WA Department of Transport, Georgina and Jodi from the Department of Transport Remote Services team, and Timothy Bray, CEO of the Gascoyne Development Commission.

The Shire of Carnarvon was also represented with Councillor Marco Ferreirinha, President Eddie Smith and Shire CEO Andrea Selvey attending. Andrea delivered a heartfelt speech on how obtaining a Drivers Licence empowered local people both socially and in employment