Permanent roof over Bassendean Men’s Shed

AT FRONT L-R: Robert Oakes of Maylands (President, Bassendean Menâ¿¿s Shed) and Cr Renee McLennan (Mayor, Town of Bassendean), seen here with other members of the Bassendean Men's Shed and the flower box. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au   d494297
AT FRONT L-R: Robert Oakes of Maylands (President, Bassendean Menâ¿¿s Shed) and Cr Renee McLennan (Mayor, Town of Bassendean), seen here with other members of the Bassendean Men's Shed and the flower box. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d494297

THE Bassendean Men’s Shed will have a permanent home for the first time in more than a decade.

The men’s shed previously hired the Town’s senior citizens centre and the old Eden Hill shopping centre.

Despite not having a permanent shed, members have built flower boxes along Old Perth Road, managed traffic at the Old Perth Road markets, held sausage sizzles at Bunnings and taken part in volunteering activities this year.

Last month, Bassendean Council awarded a tender to build a new shed worth $370,000 on May Holman Drive, next to the Bassendean Railway Museum.

Mayor Renee McLennan and Robert Oakes. Picture: David Baylis

Secretary Clive Brown said a permanent shed was important for members and men’s health in the wider community,

“We hope to be in by Christmas but it really depends on the construction contractor,” he said.

“Whilst we haven’t had a shed, we have been very active.

“We continue to raise funds for the shed and we do a lot of volunteering activities in the community.”

Mayor Renee McLennan said the men’s shed played a valuable role in building healthy communities.

“We are delighted that this project will now deliver the men a permanent home and a new community facility later this year,” she said.

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