Shed finds sup­port

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Front Page -

THE City of Bel­mont has com­mit­ted $72,000 in the next two fi­nan­cial years for ac­com­mo­da­tion sup­port for the Bel­mont Men’s Shed.

CITY of Bel­mont has voted to help the Bel­mont Men’s Shed steer­ing com­mit­tee se­cure tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion.

It has com­mit­ted $72,000 in the next two fi­nan­cial years for ac­com­mo­da­tion sup­port through the de­vel­op­ment of a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing be­tween the City of Bel­mont and the Bel­mont Men’s Shed.

City of Bel­mont Mayor Phil Marks said the coun­cil had been work­ing closely with Bel­mont Men’s Shed since May 2013.

“To the present day, the steer­ing com­mit­tee has asked for sup­port from the City to se­cure a site to de­velop a Men’s Shed in Bel­mont,” he said.

The coun­cil has agreed to pro- vide a let­ter of in­tent to sup­port the fu­ture de­vel­op­ment of a Men’s Shed in Cloverdale.

Coun­cil­lor Robert Rossi spoke pas­sion­ately about the pro­ject.

“This build­ing is for the com­mu­nity, in­clud­ing not-for-profit groups, not for coun­cil of­fi­cers. It will be an ex­cit­ing, cen­tral meet­ing hub for res­i­dents,” he said.

“It’s for the res­i­dents of our City we are plan­ning for not just for now, but for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. I firmly be­lieve we’re go­ing to leave them a multi-pur­pose com­mu­nity fa­cil­ity that will ser­vice them well for the fu­ture.”

The City will sub­mit an ap­pli­ca­tion for the nom­i­nated site to ob­tain ap­provals from the State Plan­ning Com­mis­sion WA.

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