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.