Kwinana men on mission to re-establish men’s shed


Elijah Wyatt with Rastus and Dave ‘Jock’ Stevens. Picture: Jon Hewson
Elijah Wyatt with Rastus and Dave ‘Jock’ Stevens. Picture: Jon Hewson

TINKERING with tools and enjoying the camaraderie of other men is something Kwinana residents Elijah Wyatt and Dave Stevens love about men’s sheds.

The pair were members of the Kwinana Community Group Men’s Shed, which has closed due to financial difficulties.

It was run by the Salvation Army.

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Captain Peter Jones said the men’s shed closed over Christmas and would not be re-opening.

“We lost a significant donor,” he said.

“For economic reasons, we could not maintain the shed in its current state.

“It is something we did not want to do and some members are disappointed. We do feel sad about it.”

Capt Jones said the Kwinana Salvation Army Men’s Support Service was still operating.

Mr Wyatt, a carpenter, was a member of the Kwinana Men’s Shed for five years.

He now hopes to start another men’s shed, which would be part of the Australian Men’s Shed Association. Anyone who would like to be part of a new men’s shed should email j4hm4n@gmail.com

WHAT: forming a men’s shed meeting
WHERE: Koorliny Arts Centre, Sulphur Road, Kwinana
WHEN: Friday, March 3 at 2pm