Mens Shed nearly there!

Kim and the crew from Bay Auto at Cooloola Cove presenting Bryan Phillips (Shed Manager) with a cheque for bench sponsorship

Kim and the crew from Bay Auto at Cooloola Cove presenting Bryan Phillips (Shed Manager) with a cheque for bench sponsorship

It is hoped that the Tin Can Bay Community and Men’s Shed will be operational before Christmas thanks to the hard work, support and persistence of members, local businesses, community groups, Gympie Regional Council, our state and federal members and the successful outcome of several grant applications.

Specifically, we would like to publicly thank:

  • Bay Auto, Beach to Bay Pest Management, Mitre 10 and the Sleepy Lagoon Darts Club for sponsoring work benches for the shed’s machinery shop
  • Smiley Electrical for their expertise and workmanship in installing electrical wiring
  • termites@cooloola for conducting a thorough termite inspection, installing barrier works and providing compliance reporting
  • Tin Can Bay Country Club for their generous donation toward general expenses
  • Wallu Nursery for providing landscaping advice, manpower, machinery and turf
  • A Shed member (who wishes to remain anonymous) for his very large donation towards landscaping materials
  • All Shed members for their countless hours in planning, organising, building, painting, cleaning, installing, pitching in, etc., and lastly
  • The broader community for supporting our recent Garage Sale.

The Shed hopes to ‘challenge the norm’ with its vision for future workshop activities, use of the recreational area, and to include regular information days on a wide range of topics – the primary focus being men’s health and wellbeing.

Currently remedial work is being carried out at the Shed to meet regulatory requirements, but if you’d like to see what a great community asset the Shed will be, visit the Shed (behind Cityfarm at Tin Can Bay) between 9am-noon Monday to Friday, or call Bryan Phillips on 0420 299 651 or Graham Langdown on 0433 062 906 for further information.