New shel­ter and se­cu­rity for Bull­shed

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Times News - De­clan Bush

The Cowaramup Bull­shed has wel­comed a State Gov­ern­ment grant of $30,694 to pay for a stor­age shel­ter and se­cu­rity fence.

Men’s Shed pres­i­dent Keven Hop­kins said last week he would build an 8m lean-to and con­crete pad be­hind the shed to shel­ter do­nated build­ing ma­te­ri­als.

“The se­cu­rity fence is to stop the b......s from pinch­ing it,” he said.

Mr Hop­kins said the new shel­ter would com­plete the shed, which had grown to 68 men and 34 women in four years. “It’ll be a big job, but it’s there,” he said.

South West MLC Barry House helped se­cure the funds and thanked the group for its work. “I think it’s a fair in­vest­ment in the com­mu­nity, (a) fa­cil­ity like this which helps so many peo­ple,” he said.

“You’ve come a long way in a short time and you’ve got a fan- tas­tic fu­ture ahead of you.”

Bull­shed sec­re­tary Ke­van Gray said more than half of the shed was self-funded and the grant money would be well spent.

Pic­ture: De­clan Bush

South West MLC Barry House and Vasse MLA Libby Met­tam an­nounced grant funds for shel­tered stor­age and se­cu­rity at the Cowaramup Bull­shed last Tues­day.

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