New workshop opens at Gosnells Men’s Shed
- Lotterywest supported the workshop’s construction, fit out and equipment
New workshop will expand the shed’s programs
Other community groups will also have opportunities to use the facility for events and projects
Premier Colin Barnett today opened the new workshop at the Gosnells Community Men’s Shed.
The organisation offers a range of activities for men including model making, music, house renovations, cycling and board games.
The State Government, through two Lotterywest grants, supported the workshop with $514,000 towards construction and fit out and $50,000 towards tools, furniture and equipment.
Mr Barnett acknowledged the role of Gosnells Community Men’s Shed in supporting the health and wellbeing of local men.
“This is a place for men of all ages to share and develop skills as well as socialise, find support and participate in community life,” he said.
The Premier said the Gosnells Community Men’s Shed was an example of great community collaboration. In 2012, Amaroo Care Services leased its Lewis Homestead property in Gosnells to the men’s shed, while the Rotary Club of Southern Districts and City of Gosnells provided seeding grants to get the shed up and running.
Mr Barnett said the upgrade would have benefits for the wider community.
“The workshop and equipment will support wood and metal working for members and free up space at Lewis Homestead for use by other community groups,” he said.
“The men’s shed also plans to accommodate an in-house welfare person and guest speakers on a range of health issues.”
In 2013-14, Lotterywest raised $271.2 million for beneficiaries including WA’s hospitals, arts, and sport and recreational groups
For a full list of grants recommended by the Lotterywest board and approved by the Premier, visit http://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au
Premier’s office - 6552 5000