The Sandy Point Community Men’s Shed project is up and running. We are an incorporated entity with a formalised committee structure, bank account and 14 (and growing) financial members. We are an accredited member of the Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA), which gives us immediate access to their guides and services to help us through the process of establishing the Shed and will allow us to benefit from their umbrella public liability insurance.
We have in principle agreements with Council and DEWLP to use the block in Sandy Point next to the Fire Station as the site for our shed. This will be a joint facility which will also house a new Marine Rescue vessel for Shallow Inlet/Waratah Bay.
A grant application has been submitted to Emergency Services Victoria for funding to construct the joint facility shed. We are anticipating a favourable response in the next few weeks. We have also had preliminary discussions with Council officers to look at any issues that may affect the granting of a planning permit for the construction of the Shed. Initial concerns regarding parking provisions and sewerage have been addressed and we are now in the process of preparing the necessary documentation for a formal submission.
We will also need to seek funding for the shed fit-out. For such grant applications to be successful it is essential that we have viable numbers of financial members, so for those interested in joining the group (male or female), please complete the membership form attached below and help make the Sandy Point Men’s Shed a reality. Membership is just $25 a year. Please either scan and return the completed form to email@example.com or mail to Sandy Point Community Men’s Shed, c/- Post Office, Sandy Point, Victoria 3959
As more news comes to hand we will keep you posted.
Phil Cornwell Secretary (SPCMS)
Download the membership form (PDF, 820 KB)