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Grant-ing shelter to the Aberfeldie Men’s Shed

Aberfeldie Mens Shed New Veranda Web

The Aberfeldie Men’s Shed has a new veranda thanks to a State Government grant of $9,990 received from the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.

Moonee Valley Mayor Samantha Byrne said Council applied for a grant for the Aberfeldie Men’s Shed to have a veranda constructed to increase the useable space and provide a new sanding bay area with natural ventilation.

“Men’s Sheds offer people of all ages and genders a space to meet new people and work on projects that contribute to the local community, with the added benefit of improving their own health and wellbeing,’ said Mayor Byrne.

“Given the impact the pandemic has had on the ability of participants to meet up and work on projects together, this new space allows participants to work outside all year, which is a great benefit should restrictions be bought back in.

“Hopefully, the new year will include fewer disruptions for participants to be able to enjoy the benefits of the new veranda,” said Mayor Byrne.
The aim of Men’s Sheds is to provide an environment where residents can connect with others and stay active while learning new skills or putting their existing skills to use building and making things for themselves and our community.

Moonee Valley Men’s Sheds are open to those of all skill levels, from beginner to expert. Even if you’ve never picked up tools before, our experienced ‘sheddies’ will happily take you under their wing and show you the ropes.

For further details about Moonee Valley Men’s Sheds, including membership and session information, please see our Men’s Shed page or call 9243 1019.