Men’s Shed Proposal for Boolarra – March. 2011

A hard-working Boolarra Community Development Group (BCDG) Sub-Committee has been working towards the establishment of a Men’s Shed in Boolarra. A Flyer was recently distributed seeking input from the Community and a number of people responded expressing interest as either users or facilitators.

The site for the proposed shed is the old Department of Sustainability & Environment (DSE) yard beside the Fire Station and clean-up works have already been completed. Handover of the site will take place shortly and signage designating the yard as “Site of the proposed Men’s Shed” will be erected. Funding for building erection and some equipment costs have been approved in principal and merely awaiting handover of the site.

Interest in Men’s Sheds is usually from men, however, other groups or individuals from the wider community, which may include women and youth, are also invited to express their interest.

Some suggested activities may include

  • Woodwork
  • Steelwork
  • Mechanical
  • Art & Craft,
  • Leatherwork
  • Youth Mentoring

Interest groups will be governed by volunteer availability and involvement and activities could be run on a regular or semi-casual basis.

If you have any further queries or suggestions, please contact Jeff Henderson on 5169 6218.