- Works have begun on a new Buderim Men’s Shed on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast
- Men’s Sheds promote positive health and wellbeing within the community
- Nearly 30 jobs created during construction.
Men on the Sunshine Coast will soon be able gather at the new and improved Men’s Shed in Buderim, offering a place where they can find support on health, relationship and general wellbeing issues.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the Commonwealth contributed $500,000 to the project from the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.
“The current shed has more than 300 members and it’s growing strongly, now it needs more space to keep up. The new shed will have purpose built workshops, and will support the growing membership which is expected to reach 400 by 2019,” Mr Chester said.
“The project will provide social and economic benefits to the community, providing a resource centre for local repairs and maintenance and running education programs promoting positive health and wellbeing.”
Federal Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien joined the community today at the site of the new facility which will feature five work areas for projects, office and storage space, and multipurpose recreation rooms for men to interact with one another.
“Men’s Sheds across Australia provide an environment for men from all walks of life to teach new skills and provide support across a range of issues including health, relationships and general wellbeing,” Mr O’Brien said.
“For many in Buderim, the Men’s Shed has become the heart of their community, and now more people will be able to take part in its activities.”
Construction on the project is scheduled for completion in June 2019.
This project is being jointly funded by the Federal Government ($500,000), Buderim Men’s Shed ($390,573), and the Community Sector Banking through Bendigo Bank and Adelaide Bank ($125,000).