TASMANIA’s longest running men’s shed is urgently seeking community assistance to help it find a new home.
The Central Men’s Shed is currently located on Creek Road and on land that will soon be redeveloped for a large-scale community housing project.
Although a much-needed development for the community, there are fears that it will mean the men’s shed will no longer have a space to call its own.
The Central Men’s Shed has provided a space where people can get together for a chat and a “cuppa” over the years, as well as work on all sorts of different projects.
It provides a sense of community and allows people to develop and share skills they have learned over many years.
Labor Member for Clark Ella Haddad is working with the shed to find a new facility.
“The Central Men’s Shed is a highly valued part of our community,” Ms Haddad said.
“Like other men’s sheds across Tasmania, it provides a social outlet where people can pursue their hobbies and passions.
“The group also gives back to the community through their work on local projects, and it’s time for us to work together to ensure this important work can continue.
“I have written to the State Government, Hobart City Council and Glenorchy City Council and am hopeful we can find a solution.
“But I also encourage anyone with any suggestions about where the group might be able to relocate to contact my office on 6212 2286.”
Natalie Klug, from St Vincent de Paul, agreed and said there were many positive effects men’s sheds had on community wellbeing and mental health.
“I have no doubt the Central Men’s Shed has saved lives over the years,” she said.
“Please, if you have any ideas, we’d love to hear from you.”
Caption: Members of the Central Men’s Shed, which is currently looking for a new home.