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Community seeks new location for Central Men’s Shed

August 20, 2019

The Central Men’s Shed is urgently seeking community assistance to help them find a new facility.

Their current building, located on Creek Road, is on land that will soon be redeveloped for a large-scale (and much needed) community housing project.

But there are fears the development will mean the group will no longer have a space to call their own.

The Central Men’s Shed is one of the longest running Men’s Sheds in Tasmania. Over the years, it has provided a space where people can get together for a chat and a cuppa and work on all sorts of different projects. The shed provides a sense of community and allows people to develop and share skills they have learned over many years.

Labor Member for Clark Ella Haddad is working with the Central Men’s Shed to find a new facility.

‘The Central Men’s Shed is a highly valued part of our community,’ Ms Haddad said.

‘Like other men’s sheds across Tasmania, it provides a social outlet where people can pursue their hobbies and passions. The group also gives back to the community through their work on local projects, and it’s time for us to work together to ensure this important work can continue.’

‘I have written to the State Government, the Hobart City Council and the Glenorchy City Council and am hopeful we can find a solution. But I also encourage anyone with any suggestions about where the group might be able to relocate to contact my office on 6212 2286.’

Natalie Klug from St Vincent de Paul agreed, noting the positive effect men’s sheds have on community wellbeing and mental health.

‘I have no doubt the Central Men’s Shed has saved lives over the years,’ she said.

‘Please, if you have any ideas, we’d love to hear from you.’

 

Article also published: https://www.glenorchygazette.com.au/?p=2731 

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