ON Saturday, the Fremantle Mens Shed in White Gum Valley closed its doors for the last time.
Although a sad day for members, club president Bill Johnstone said they were now looking forward to the grand opening of their new shed in Beaconsfield in a few weeks.
Speeding up the process is a $11,666 Federal Government grant, the money being put towards a dust exhaust system for the new workshop.
Mr Johnstone said they were thrilled to receive the grant, which would make the shed safer for all those who used it.
“The items we have earmarked for purchase will immeasurably |enhance the wellbeing of all those who use the Shed with the issues of dust in the workshop a problem for us,” he said.
“The cost of a ducted system is way beyond our means but now with the grants contribution we will be able to provide a clean, safer working environment.”
Fremantle MHR Josh Wilson said all eight recipients of the Stronger Communities Program funding were deserving of the money.
“It’s fantastic to see these grants awarded to such a range of important groups whose work flows into the lifeblood of our community,” he said.
Other Grant Recipients
Fremantle Early Learning Centre: $9017
Italian Club Fremantle: $20,000
Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation: $8000
Davis Park (City of Fremantle): $20,000
Swan Yacht Club: $20,000
Fly by Night Club: $14,303
Cockburn Community Mens Shed: $5289