IT’S absolutely remarkable to get a grant for $60,000,” said Men’s Shed Secretary, Phil Cornwell.
“We are really excited. It will be all hands to the wheel.”
This is the secondary part to a previously successful grant received by Waratah Bay Surf Life Saving Club. They are building a shed at Sandy Point to store an emergency services vessel and now with this additional grant it will become a joint facility also housing the Men’s Shed.
The money will be used for the fit out of the internal space that will include a meeting room, kitchen and toilets.
Construction will begin by the end of the year.
MP Jenny Mikakos who sent the letter notifying Sandy Point’s Men’s Shed President Ray Henderson of their successful application said she looked forward to hearing about the completion of the men’s shed project and its contribution to the local community.
“Tania Cake from DHHS spent a lot of time with us making sure our grant application had a good chance of success,” said Ray.