Nationals vow funding for men’s shed
The WA Nationals have committed $100,000 of Royalties for Regions money towards construction of a men’s shed in Tom Price.
North West Central MLA Vince Catania said the funding would assist the Tom Price Men’s Shed Association in establishing a premise to operate from.
“Since The Nationals WA introduced Royalties for Regions, we have been funding and delivering important projects big and small,” he said.
“Men’s sheds are great community spaces and I commend the passionate group of community members who have developed this proposal.
“Across WA, Men’s sheds are at the forefront providing safe spaces where men can talk, work together and engage in projects.”
Association president Justin Robinson said the shed would provide a place where men from all walks of life would be welcome. “Men can work together on meaningful projects, either personal projects or projects for the benefit of the greater community, in a safe working environment as well as to socialise,” he said.
“Both activities help with isolation that is sometimes part of being in regional locations and away from families and friends.”
The Tom Price Men’s Shed has just completed its first project, building a cubby for the Little Geckos Child Care Centre.