Four possible sites for new men’s shed

ABOVE: One of the possible sites for a men’s shed at Woodenbong.

Susanna Freymark

Woodenbong wants a men’s shed.

The Woodenbong Community Men’s Shed group was unable to find a suitable building so has suggested four sites to build a shed.

Two of the sites are next to the Woodenbong Golf Club and two are in Glennie St.

Councillor Danielle Mulholland presented a motion to help Woodenbong get its own men’s shed at the council meeting on Monday, May 8.

The group has asked council for information on planning approval.

It has also asked several contractors for quotes on a slab and supply and erection of a 180sq m shed and electrical connection.

Deputy mayor Tom Cooper said the Bonalbo shed went under water in the floods.

“We have to make sure we don’t put the shed where it floods,” Mr Cooper said.

Councillor James Murray said one of the suggested Woodenbong sites was where the old tick depot used to be.

“That’s quite a good spot within walking distance to town,” Mr Murray said.

Kyogle and Bonalbo have a men’s shed although Kyogle’s is small for its purpose and for the number of people who use it.

Mayor Kylie Thomas said she was approached last year by the president of the Kyogle Men’s Shed for a bigger building.

“The building they were looking at was on railway land,” Ms Thomas said.

The council can only help if the site is council owned.

Ms Mulholland said in her report to council that the Woodenbong Progress Association can provide seed funding to get the men’s shed started.

The men’s shed will be open to everyone over the age of 12.

The men’s shed association has an umbrella insurance policy.

The four sites under consideration for a men’s shed.
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