Bankstown’s first Men’s Shed has been officially opened today at Birrong by Mayor Khal Asfour.
“The Men’s Shed will give local men, particularly our seniors, a chance to socialise and use their skills to benefit the wider community,” Mayor Asfour said.
“I am sure many friendships will be formed and ideas shared which is what the Men’s Shed concept is all about.
“There has been plenty of interest from local men with around 50 already signed up as members, so I urge others to come forward and do the same.
“If you’re looking for a place to meet new people, socialise and learn about important health and wellbeing issues, I encourage you to contact Council.”
Founding member and President of Bankstown Men’s Shed Committee, Steve Grosset, said the facility will be open Monday and Wednesday from 8am-3pm.
“We will be working closely with schools and community groups, providing them with wood and metal work such as furniture at minimal cost,” Mr Grosset said.
Mayor Asfour said Council’s Men’s Shed Committee will soon begin investigating possible locations for a second facility.
“We want to analyse any operational issues that arise at Birrong first,” Mayor Asfour said.
“Once that is done, Council, private and state-owned sites will be considered, now the NSW Government has publically indicated it will look at using Crown Land for Men’s Sheds.”
To find out more information about the Bankstown Men’s Shed or to become a member, contact Bankstown City Council on 9707 9540.