Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - FRONT PAGE - Sam Gibbs

The Wa­roona Men’s Shed group are on their way to hav­ing their own shed for the first time at the Wa­roona Show­grounds.

Shed co-or­di­na­tor Michael Leroy said the group had been op­er­at­ing out of the Wa­roona Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety’s shed on the show­grounds, a stone’s throw from the new site.

“That shed was on loan to us from the Ag So­ci­ety and I sup­pose our ten­ure with them has been stretched a lit­tle ... one year to five years,” Mr Leroy said.

“At the end of the day it will give them some­where to come so they can sit and talk, dis­cuss, have a bit of fun and learn skills.

Mr Leroy said the plan was to have the shed fin­ished and oc­cu­pied by the end of June in time for for the Wa­roona Show.

The new shed would cost about $400,000 with fund­ing from the gov­ern­ment, the Al­coa Sus­tain­abil­ity Fund and money raised through the group’s own projects.

Mur­ray-Welling­ton MLA Robyn Clarke said she was ex­cited to see the start of the project.

“They’ve cur­rently been us­ing the agri­cul­tural so­ci­ety build­ing but ev­ery time there’s an agri­cul­tural show on they have to pack up the whole shed ... it was just un­ac­cept­able.”

Pic­ture: Sam Gibbs

Wa­roona Men's Shed pres­i­dent Bruce Meyn, Mur­ray Welling­ton MLA Robyn Clarke, Men's Shed deputy pres­i­dent Ge­orge Moule, shed co-or­di­na­tor Michael Leroy and shire pres­i­dent Mike Walm­s­ley get work started.

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