Men’s shed is abuzz with activity thanks to new cutting machines - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

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The Wynnum Manly and District Men’s Shed is already full steam ahead into projects and assisting members of our community.

With the recent acquisition of the most modern computer-operated wood turning and metal cutting equipment, local men are supporting the trend of getting out of their houses and joining The Men’s Shed to ignite their creative talents using these amazing machines.

Such is the draw that the Men’s Shed has surpassed its previous membership record and now exceeds 260 members. Due to the growing popularity of membership, the lack of space has become an ever-increasing problem. For this reason, the executive committee has formulated a vision of acquiring the adjoining land and building a beautiful colonial style structure to complement the local amenities.

The new building will house the office, a first-aid area, and a music room for the growing number of musicians. Included in the plans is a new area for members with disabilities who attend with their carers, who incidentally find the Men’s Shed a safe and varied experience to share with their clients.

Conscious of the value of green space, the building surrounds will be landscaped to add beauty to the area for those who use the Elanora Park ovals, the esplanade paths and the mangrove boardwalks as part of their daily exercise trails.

Permission has been sought to name the building The Lionel Morgan Shed, after a local rugby league legend and the first Indigenous footballer to play for Australia.

Securing leases on government land is always a complex process and we must thank Councillor Sara Whitmee and the community who have generously helped us with the community consultation process.

Using our exceptional equipment we look forward to the challenge of continuing to serve the community and assisting with the endless variety of requests from people experiencing problems.

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