WAROONA MEN’S GROUP CELEBRATES
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.”
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.