Council studies options for Shed home

Shed member Henry McKenna, temporary shed owner Clive Glins and chief executive
Shed member Henry McKenna, temporary shed owner Clive Glins and chief executive

Council received a feasibility study on providing land on Staff Street, Jarrahdale, for the Shed (now in temporary premises) and an extension of the Hugh Manning Tractor Museum.

The study said structure planning, public utilities and subdivision would cost $413,000, which it recommended council consider for next year’s budget.

Council changed the original recommendation to allow it to look at other options for the Men’s Shed to occupy the land more quickly, without the subdivision costs.

The 5000sq m or so of land needed for the Shed and museum represents about 2.5 per cent of the shire-owned property.

The report said before the community could apply for funding to construct buildings, the land needed subdividing into three properties, ideally with reserve status titles, which would require complicated land title transfers.