Town of Cambridge backs Lotterywest funding for Lake Monger Community Shed development

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TOWN of Cambridge has thrown its support behind an $825,000 Lotterywest funding application which would part-subsidise the construction of a Community Shed in Lake Monger.

Councillors unanimously agreed at a Special Council meeting last night to lodge a funding application to Lotterywest, which would ask for a 50 per cent contribution of the $1.65m estimated cost of the development.

The remaining amount, as well as any extra costs, would be funded by the council.

The Rotary Club of Cambridge (RCC), who are behind the establishment of the “men’s” shed, were “pleased” by the council’s support.

RCC spokesman Max Puddey said approval of the application was a “tick in the box for a milestone long journey”.

“This all started in 2013 and we’ve looked at different locations within Cambridge,” he said.

“We initially had Perry Lakes as an area focus but it presented issues, so council agreed the shed will be located north of the current Lake Monger Recreation Club, on the eastern side of Lake Monger, which is fantastic.”

Councillor Andres Timmermanis said the development was a “valuable asset to the community”.

A report will be presented to Council on the outcome of the funding application on May 7.

If the application comes back unsuccessful, council will decide on alternative funding sources.