The Andrews Labor Government has announced a new Men’s Shed for the Colac Woodcrafters Guild Inc thanks to a $60,000 grant.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said the new shed will boost space for community programs and support the physical and mental wellbeing of locals.
The new Colac Woodcrafters Guild Shed will involve the construction of a large purpose-built shed consisting of a meeting room, workshop, machine room, timber store and display centre on a permanent site at the Colac Showgrounds.
It will be a vital resource which will enable its members to develop their skills in woodwork and work on meaningful projects for themselves and the community.
Men’s Sheds are safe and practical places for locals to meet, make social connections and actively participate in their local communities.
They also promote social inclusion and enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of their members, and are especially important in local communities such as Colac.
The grant was part of a $1.2 million funding boost to build or refurbish 32 new or existing Men’s Sheds around Victoria.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“We’re not only building a new shed for Colac, but building a stronger and more resilient local community.”
“I’m proud that with support from my office, this fantastic community facility will be built and the Colac Woodcrafters Guild will have a permanent base to continue their activities.”
“I encourage everyone in the community to support the Colac Woodcrafters Guild Shed project here in Colac and check out their new home once it’s finished.”
“Men’s Sheds are extremely important in helping with health and wellbeing of our community.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is proud to support Men’s Sheds – they’re a great space for locals to get together, make new friends and provide crucial support networks.”