FOLLOWING extensive renovation that has seen it closed since Christmas, the West Moonah Community Shed is now up and running once again – and it’s bigger and better than ever.
The shed is now almost double its previous size which will help cater for its increasing membership.
Liberal Member for Clark Elise Archer visited the renovated shed recently to personally deliver a new portable power saw, with shed regulars delighted to accept the new power tool.
West Moonah Community Shed supervisor Peter Marshall said the Ryobi cordless power saw would be invaluable to the club and its members.
“It is a lot lighter, much easier to use and is battery powered which means it is portable, so if we need to fix something outside we can easily take it anywhere,” he said.
“We really needed a cordless saw which is great.”
The West Moonah Community Shed is one of around 50 Men’s Sheds across Tasmania that gives members the opportunity to meet up and tinker away with tools while talking and socialising.
Ms Archer said the Government valued the important role Men’s and Community Sheds played in our neighbourhoods.
“They support an increasing number of Tasmanians by providing a safe, friendly and encouraging environment,” she said.
“The Tasmanian Men’s Shed Association (TMSA) Grants Program is also assisting Men’s and Community Sheds to increase their capacity to continue this valuable work, and to deliver projects from which the greater community benefits.”
Applications for the current TMSA grant round close at 5pm on Friday 12 July 2019.
For more information, visit www.dpac.tas.gov.au/divisions/csr/grants_and_community_engagement/mens_shed.
The West Moonah Community Shed is open Monday to Friday 9am to 12.30pm and new members are always welcome.
Caption: From left, Russ Rowlands, Tom Diver, Michael Mc Allister, Liberal Member for Clark Elise Archer, John Linnane and Peter Marshall.