Shed finds support
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.