CHILDERS MEN'S SHED FINDS HOME
CHILDERS Men’s Shed is on the search for more members after Bundaberg Regional Council awarded the association a lease over freehold land.
The search for a location to set up the shed had lasted much of the past 12 months, and the group could not be happier after Tuesday’s announcement the North St site was theirs.
Secretary David Wilson heard the news from the Town & Country on Tuesday afternoon, and described the feeling as “terrific”.
“I might have a few nice things to say about council now!” he joked.
“This is the culmination of a lot of to-ing and fro-ing and council have been very helpful with this project.
“A few members have been frustrated we hadn’t had a site sorted but this is fantastic and we’re looking forward to it.”
Division 2 councillor Tony Ricciardi said he met the group on-site in December last year to discuss the possibility of establishing a Men’s Shed on council land.
“It is an organisation recognised as providing a common gathering point where men can partake in conversation, fellowship and skills enhancement while gaining information on health and welfare issues,” Cr Ricciardi said.
“The Men’s Shed initiative has been increasing in popularity throughout the region in recent years so council was pleased to have the opportunity to assist the organisation to establish in Childers.”
Re-elected Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett awarded the group $35,000 to build the shed last year, and congratulated the group on the news.
The group would pay an annual rental fee of $50 plus GST as well as the usual annual service charges.
Men’s Shed president Rob Dight said anyone aged 18 or more could join the group.
For more info, phone Rob Dight on 4126 8218 or David Wilson on 4126 2070.
HOMED: Rudy Stakenburg, president Rob Dight and secretary David Wilson at Childers Men's Shed’s new site at North St.