Boost for Mens Shed
The Karrinyup Community Men’s Shed is set to receive $15,000 towards a range of sustainability measures, including a water bore, solar panels and electrical work under a re-elected McGowan Government. The funding will also include a component for an instant hot water system for tea and coffee.
The facility was the dream of RC Karrinyup former Community Service Director Peter Polain and was a major Community Service Project. Always with a view to becoming self sufficient, the Shed has now been flourishing at at 5 Jedda Road, Balcatta for over two years. It provides an inclusive environment for men of all ages to meet, create projects, learn, teach, support one another and enjoy the support of the working environment.
Peter was on hand last week to welcome Premier Mark McGowan and David Michael MLA on a visit to the Shed, when the funding was announced. Balcatta MLA David Michael, who is a great supporter of the Shed and organised the visit, said 'This is a fantastic boost for a facility that is an intergral part of the local community'.