Freo men’s shed receives early Christmas present
December 18, 2015 2 Comments
The Fremantle Men’s Community Shed will get an early Christmas present after receiving a grant of $355 000 from Lotterywest for the construction of a new men’s shed.
The grant was made possible through the City of Fremantle’s successful funding application to Lotterywest and will go towards the upgrade and relocation of the current men’s shed from Nannine Avenue in White Gum Valley to Hilton Park Bowls Club at Shepherd Street, Beaconsfield.
Its new location will provide numerous benefits including the activation of an underused space and creating social connections between the bowls club, the Hilton community and Men’s shed community.
This will be a huge boost to the local community in the area and was happy to see the concepts from the men’s shed community consultation come to fruition.
We conducted extensive community consultation over the last few years to identify a suitable location and potential design of the new shed
This grant will ensure the new shed will come to life and will become another friendly place to bring people together and teach them wood and metal work skills they can take home with them.
The total cost of the new men’s shed is about $460 000 with additional funding provided by the City of Fremantle.
The Fremantle Community Men’s shed is one of the oldest Men’s sheds in Western Australia and is a place for many community members (both male and female) to learn the skills of wood and metalwork.
The shed also provides social interaction and facilitates many projects that target hard to reach and vulnerable groups.
The shed has also become a popular reference point for other community men’s sheds trying to get established.