Yanchep Community Men’s Shed finds new home

Yanchep Community Men's Shed members Lou Dorsa,John Hollingsworth,Malcolm Gow and John Morrison. Picture: Martin Kennealey d464757
Yanchep Community Men's Shed members Lou Dorsa,John Hollingsworth,Malcolm Gow and John Morrison. Picture: Martin Kennealey d464757

THE Yanchep Community Men’s Shed committee has found a temporary home and not wasted any time getting to work in it.

While the push continues for a permanent home, chairman Malcolm Gow said the group was renting a space on Glenrothes Crescent to centralise machinery it had received for using on projects.

“We are in the process of making this workshop operational,” he said.

The group received keys to the premises near Yanchep fire station in late February, immediately moved in and started to make workbenches from wood it had already collected.

It has held sausage sizzles and worked with the Yanchep Two Rocks Lions Club to raise its profile and money to cover the rent, with annual membership set at $50.

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Mr Gow said that late last year they arranged to store donated items at Yanchep National Park.

“These storage facilities are being continually used for accumulating donated machinery, metal and wood materials,” he said.

“We are waiting to hear from developers and other groups to start making applications for grants and to firmly allocate a specific site for the shed. We have tremendous support for this much-needed facility from the community.”

Mr Gow said the group was working with Yanchep Sports and Social Club and the City of Wanneroo to set up a sub-lease on the Yanchep Beach Road site.

The shed is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am to noon.

Anyone who wants to donate machinery, wood, or tools can call 9561 2217 or 0428 671 367.