A shed to call their own: Bassendean Men’s Shed

THE Bassendean Men’s Shed finally has a place to call home.

The Town of Bassendean council voted at a meeting last week to authorise a lease agreement with the non-profit organisation to use its depot at 69 Scadden Street as its home base.

Bassendean Men’s Shed secretary Clive Brown said it was a “massive step forward” for the group, which has been meeting at the Railway Historical Society’s offices

“The council has been supportive for a long time and the challenge has been finding a site,” Mr Brown said.

“Officers took it to council about using this site two years ago and it was agreed on then, but it has been a lot of work to get to this point.”

Mr Brown said the next step was to approach Lotterywest for funding to build the shed.

“We could not apply for funding without having our own land,” he said.

“We are 98 per cent there as far as formalities go.”

Mr Brown said the group had about 25 regular members and up to two inquiries a week.

Town of Bassendean mayor John Gangell said securing the lease was “fantastic”.