Posted July 2nd, 2024

Member for Myall Lakes, Tanya Thompson announced a $54,495 State Government grant that will deliver steel-frame shed materials for the Bulahdelah & District Men’s Shed Association.

Mrs Thompson said the funding, allocated under the Community Building Partnership Program will boost the not-for profit organisation’s fundraising efforts.

“This is fantastic news for the Bulahdelah Men’s Shed who have been tirelessly fundraising for a new shed to replace the undersized shed they currently work in.”

On a previous visit to their current shed, Mrs Thompson noted that the limitations of its size were evident and accommodating more than 7 people in the shed becomes a hazard.

“I congratulate the Men’s Shed on their successful grant application; I know this new shed will increase their capacity and cater to the growing needs of the Bulahdelah community.”

David Flynn, president of the Bulahdelah Men’s Shed said, “We are so grateful to receive this essential funding, which brings us one step closer to achieving our goal of a new and improved shed.

“Our successful application will allow us to purchase the necessary shed frame materials,” Mr Flynn continued.  “We look forward to collaborating with local businesses and volunteers to commence construction following the recent completion of the cement slab.”

“We are now halfway to seeing our new men’s shed become a reality,” Mr Flynn added.

If you would like to support the Bulahdelah & District Men’s Shed with construction costs, you can contribute to their gofundme page here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-construction-of-a-community-mens-shed

The NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program has funded more than 19,700 community projects since it commenced in 2009.

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