Ap­proval granted for Wa­roona shed

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS - David Charlesworth

WA­ROONA Men’s Shed is a step closer to its new home with a plan­ning pro­posal ap­proved by the Wa­roona Shire Coun­cil last Tues­day.

The new shed will ad­join the youth cen­tre in the Wa­roona Show­grounds and be con­structed from Color­bond steel.

Men’s Shed mem­ber and past pres­i­dent Phil Turner said the next step was to sub­mit the build­ing plans to the coun­cil.

A plan­ning pro­posal for the shed has al­ready come be­fore the coun­cil how­ever the plans have since been scaled back to be more in line with avail­able grant money.

“If we wanted a shed we had to come back to re­al­ity,” Mr Turner said.

He said the shed de­sign would fit in with a num­ber of build­ings at the show­grounds, also made from Color­bond steel.

Mr Turner said a start date for the con­struc­tion could not be set un­til costs had been at­tained from a builder.

“I would like to think it would be well and truly done by the next show day,” he said.

Wa­roona shire pres­i­dent Michael Walm­s­ley said he sup­ported the Men’s Shed’s pro­posal and the work they do in the com­mu­nity.

“We are lucky to have a re­ally driven com­mu­nity and the com­mit­tee that’s be­hind it has sourced fund­ing and did all the hard yards,” he said.

“I think it’s a fan­tas­tic thing and it’s go­ing to be a fo­cal point for the town right on the high­way so hope­fully they do a good job and it looks good.”

Cr Walm­s­ley ab­stained from the vote on the pro­posal be­cause he has a prop­erty near the pro­posed shed’s lo­ca­tion.

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