Brian Lindfield, Graham Langdown, Barry Obst, Brian Williams and Jamie Barnes on the allocated block of land for the Men’s Shed
The Tin Can Bay community and Men’s Shed is now a reality. Land has been allocated and the construction grant has been approved. A contract has been signed for the construction of a 24m x 12m shed, which will be completed early in the new year.
President Brian Lindfield said, “The shed will have a 12m x 12m workshop area catering for both wood and metalwork activities. A large selection of tools and machinery already is available to commission the workshop.
“The remaining 12m x 12m area of the shed will be a communal/training room allowing training/presentations and meetings associated with all aspects on men’s health and wellbeing, plus become an area for recreational activities and social interaction.”
Interest and support comes from organisations like the RSL and the Department of Veterans Affairs, with indications that some retired police and emergency services personnel in the area may need support via the Men’s Shed programs.
Other local community members will also benefit from accessing the facilities, particularly those caught up in domestic violence.
In support of people who need to access the services/facilities offered by TCBMS, a point needs to be made that there are very few options when it comes to accessing public transport to travel to major centres seeking help, this is a remote area in this context.
The shed will be wheelchair friendly, with toilet facilities and a kitchen, and an area for a library has been allowed for.
The Men’s Shed is seeking members to join what will be a valuable asset to the men of this community. Meetings are held the first Saturday of each month, 10am at 40 Endeavour Drive, Cooloola Cove; all are welcome.
For membership enquiries contact Brian on (07) 54862835 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org