Our group appreciates the support by the Fraser Coast Regional Council, which has allowed the purchase of a safer more efficient sanding machine, pipe to control the stormwater at the western end of the shed, chairs for our common room and a garden shed to relocate our compressor.
The stormwater pipe was installed by members during a “working B” during which members experienced the enjoyment of camaraderie while working together.
Hans, Fred and David worked together to install the pipe under the building and the downpipe to complete the project. A number other projects were completed on the day with the members enjoying a “Sausage Sizzle” during the break for lunch.
The purchase and installation of the edge sander has provided a safer cleaner environment by being more compatible with our dust extraction system.
Ross and Adam are seen here using the new sander.
Ross and Peter erected the garden shed to house our compressor, significantly reducing the noise in the workshop.
Once a year we invite sponsors and supporters to a catered morning tea at our shed, representatives from Bunnings, Fraser Coast Regional Council and Masterlink Computers enjoyed the comfort of the chairs purchased with funds from the grant.
The Burrum District Community Men’s Shed plays an important role in the Burrum District by providing a safe environment for men to meet to learn new skills, enjoy the company of other men and to participate in community projects.
The availability of these grants by Fraser Coast Regional Council to community groups provides much needed funding for them to continue their important work.