Colac will benefit from a $60,000 investment by the Andrews Labor Government to build a new Men’s Shed.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the Colac Men’s Shed was one of 15 successful Men’s Shed projects the Andrews Labor Government had announced will be built across Victoria as part of its $750,000 Men’s Shed grants round.
The grant of $60,000 will be used to construct a new Men’s Shed on the Colac Showgrounds. The shed will include a recreation space, accessible toilet, kitchen, and workshop area.
It will provide men (and women) with a wide range of opportunities to establish social networks, work on meaningful projects (personal and community), participate in initiatives, learn and share skills and knowledge and contribute to their community.
This project has been undertaken with extensive community consultation, and has a plan to grow the involvement of local residents by building strong partnerships with other community organisations like council.
Men’s sheds enhance the health and wellbeing of communities like ours by reducing social isolation and promoting social inclusion.
They are a safe and friendly space where locals can learn new skills, catch up with mates and give back to the community.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“Congratulations to the Colac shedders, this new funding will help provide a bright future for the group to continue its activities and benefit the whole Colac community.”
“I encourage everyone in the community to support the Colac Men’s Shed project here in Colac and check out their new home once it’s finished.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is proud to support Men’s Sheds – they play an important role in building inclusive and vibrant Victorian communities.”