Tatura Men's Shed has received a $30,000 grant to extend its existing shed and renovate a disabled toiletBOB NICOL January 22, 2013 10:20am
Tatura Men’s Shed has received $30,
The grant has been matched by Greater Shepparton City Council, which will provide $30,
Announcement of the grant was made by Member for Shepparton Jeanette Powell on Thursday, with the Mooroopna Men’s Shed and Shepparton Village Men’s Shed also receiving funds to improve their facilities.
Mrs Powell said the funding was in line with the guidelines for the Coalition Government’s Strengthening Men’s Sheds Program.
‘‘I’m delighted three local men’s sheds were successful in their funding applications,’’ Mrs Powell said.
‘‘I’ve had a long association with all of these men’s sheds, and I wrote to Community Services Minister Mary Wooldridge about Shepparton Village and Tatura Men’s Sheds to support their applications.’’
Mrs Powell said the extension to Tatura Men’s Shed would help members to continue to use their skills to help the community with their work on an array of different projects.
‘‘These recipients, who do wonderful work for the community, are very worthy of the funding they have received,’’ she said.
Tatura Men’s Shed Committee was formed in November 2011 after an agreement was reached to use the quarter horse clubrooms, which are located at Tatura racecourse.
Committee member Tom Perry said at the time, the rooms were a perfect meeting place.
‘‘It’s an ideal place to gather and talk — the topics of discussion range from footy to what’s happening in town and everything in between,’’ he said.
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Men’s shed secretary Ian Grant said the funding approval was great news, and the committee could now proceed with the extension, subject to Council approval of a building permit.
He said the extension had the approval of the Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club, the Racecourse Recreation Reserve Committee and the Department of Sustainability and Environment, who are the governors of the property.
Mr Grant said it was hoped the extension would be completed by the end of March to allow the more than 50 members to gather together, start activities, exchange ideas and develop through community participation.
‘‘Once the extension is complete we are looking to get a few new members and possibly open extra days. Currently the men’s shed is only open on Tuesdays,’’ he said.
‘‘We have had many offers of equipment and are now looking forward to getting the workshop set up.’’
Mr Grant said while funds have been secured for the extension, the committee was still seeking support to allow it to upgrade the electrical system and install power points in the new facility.
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The second annual National Herd Development Victorian Winter Fair was in action at the Bendigo Exhibition Centre last Wednesday and Thursday.
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