Na­tion­als vow fund­ing for men’s shed

Pilbara News - - Election 2017 - Tom Zaun­mayr

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.

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