Stage One of the new Men’s Shed is
to be officially launched by Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight, on Thursday
April 28 at 11.30am.
“The Men’s Shed provides an
important service and Council are pleased to be able to provide them with
support.” said Cr Knight. “This is the first stage of creating a bigger and
better home for the Men’s Shed so that they can expand the support they provide
to our community.”
The Men’s Shed provides a meeting
place for men of all ages – an updated version of the backyard shed. It has
become a powerful tool in addressing mental health and well-being, helping men
to become valued and productive members of the community.
The new shed, when completed will
provide a wider range of activities as well as a show room for open days, car
parking, office space, barbecue facilities and a communal area.
The next stage of the construction
has been funded under Council’s Community Capital Infrastructure Grants and
works will secure the foundations, provide a concrete slab and the purchasing
of some building materials.
Council are also providing support
through the provision of the site for the new facility and project management
and construction services.