The Sandy Point Community Men’s Shed project is alive and well. We are an incorporated entity with a formalised committee structure, ABN, bank account and 30 (and growing) financial members. We currently meet on a monthly basis to review progress towards the construction of our shed and discuss ways that the group can assist with Community activities.
On the construction front; we have a joint lease on 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. Marine Rescue Victoria have awarded a grant to Waratah Beach Surf Rescue Club to build the Shed to house a new, larger Rescue Boat. A further grant from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services for $60,000 will allow the Men’s Shed Group to proceed with the full fit out of our shed.
Plans for the joint facility shed have been prepared and submitted to Council together with the required planning approval documentation. We have received preliminary approvals and the documentation necessary to advertise the project and seek comments and any objections. Hopefully the final steps before construction can commence.
While it is great to receive the grant from the State Government, we still need to raise a local contribution of at least $7,500 and purchase tools and equipment for the shed. We will be announcing a fund raising drive in the near future; your ideas for fund raising initiatives are most welcome.
If you are nterested 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 $45 a year. Please either scan and return the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org 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)