Progress made, but still a way to go

2 October 2019|Community News| Off Comments off on Progress made, but still a way to go|

FOR a number of months now, Labor Member for Clark Ella Haddad MP has been assisting the Hobart Central Men’s Shed find a new home.

The Central Men’s Shed, in Creek Road in New Town, is Tasmania’s longest running Men’s Shed.

However, the land they are on will soon be redeveloped for a community sector housing project.

Ms Haddad is assisting them to find a new facility and recently the Shed got the good news that a new six-month lease had been offered.

“Men’s sheds are amazing places,” Ms Haddad said.

“They not only provide practical life skills, but more importantly, they provide a place to meet friends, share stories and enjoy each other’s company in a warm friendly environment.”

The campaign to save the Men’s Shed, beginning in February this year, has had some recent success following a joint letter from Hobart City Council Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds and Ms Haddad.

“The short-term lease extension is great news, and it has been great to have the support of the Lord Mayor,” Ms Haddad said.

“This gives a bit of breathing room, but we will have to find a new home eventually.

“We are currently exploring other options in the area, but if you know of a suitable location please get in touch with me – all ideas are welcome.”

Ms Haddad’s office can be contacted on 6212 2286.

Caption: Members of the Central Men’s Shed with Ella Haddad MP, Labor Member for Clark and Anna Reynolds, Hobart City Council Lord Mayor.

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