Federal funding delivers a new chapter for beloved Lower Mountains Men’s Shed

Tuesday, 01 October 2019

The Lower Mountains Men’s Shed has received a facelift thanks to funding provided by the Morrison Government through the National Shed Development Programme.

The Mount Riverview-based men’s shed received $6,000 earlier this year to upgrade their facilities, which included the installation of a concrete slab and footings to improve the shed’s storage capacity and safety.

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, welcomed the completion of the upgrade.

“The Lower Mountain’s Men Shed is a wonderful grassroots organisation which has provided companionship and support to many local men since its foundation in 2017,” Senator Payne said.

“The shed gives members a safe and comfortable environment to gather in, so I am very pleased that this upgrade has helped to achieve this.

“I look forward to continuing to work alongside men’s sheds across the Blue Mountains to support the invaluable contributions they make to their communities.”

Bill Crossan, Treasurer of the Lower Mountains Men’s Shed, said he was thrilled with the upgraded shed.

“Men’s sheds play an important role in our communities and help to tackle physical and mental health issues amongst men,” Mr Crossan said.

“Our shed helps to do this by working alongside the community, providing opportunities for local men to gain key skills, gather together socially and give back to community organisations.

“The motto of the Australian Men’s Shed Association’s, Shoulder To Shoulder, highlights men building respectful relationships side by side, and this is something I look forward to continuing at our shed for many years to come.”

The shed was officially opened on Tuesday by Professor John McDonald, Patron of the Australian Men’s Shed Association. Blue Mountains City Councillor Kevin Schreiber attended the opening on behalf of Senator Payne.

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