New site confirmed for Wodonga Men’s Shed
Wodonga Men’s Shed received an early Christmas present with the signing of the land deed for their new shed.
Wodonga Council has provided a block of land in Jamieson Court for the building of a new, purpose-built shed for the group and will assist in security fencings and other site preparation.
It follows the awarding of a $60,000 grant from the Victorian Government in September and recent donations from McRae Motors and the Rotary Club of Belvoir Wodonga.
Wodonga Men’s Shed Chairman Alton Butt said the grant along with the provision of the land meant the group was able to start planning for the build to commence.
“The generosity of Wodonga Council in providing a suitable block of land for our shed along with the funding boost from the government and our community has been fantastic and we’re excited to be that much closer to getting a new shed,” Mr Butt said.
“Our members have also been doing a fantastic job in raising money to go towards the new shed and our Buy-a-Brick program will continue.
“The new shed is only the beginning. It will need fitting out and then there is ongoing costs to keep our group running.”
Wodonga councillor Libby Hall said the council was happy to support the great work the Men’s Shed was doing in the community.
“The Wodonga Men’s Shed provides a valuable connection in our community, delivering a range of services and also reducing the risk among men from preventable health and wellbeing issues,” Cr Hall said.
"It provides an environment where men can work together on projects that help our community including restoring furniture and toys for our preschools and building nest boxes for the Wodonga Urban Landcare Network.
“We’re pleased to be able to continue that good work by providing the space they need to build a new shed as they grow and expand their operations.”
Last updated: 23-12-2016
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