Werribee electorate set to benefit from new Men’s Shed
More men in the Werribee electorate will be building new friendships, skills and community connections, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government grant for a new men’s sheds.
Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced that the Werribee electorate would receive $60,000 towards a new men’s shed.
The men’s shed will be named the Wyndham Aboriginal Community Centre Men’s Cultural Space and will be located in Wyndham Vale.
New men’s sheds will be built in 13 communities, while 10 others will be refurbished, thanks to almost $1 million in grants from the Labor Government.
Each project – three in metropolitan Melbourne and 20 in regional Victoria – is the result of extensive community consultation and has a plan to build strong partnerships with other organisations.
The men’s shed program improves the health and wellbeing of participants by promoting social inclusion.
The 2017-18 funding has focussed on projects from disadvantaged communities and areas that were experiencing significant economic and social change.
Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“I’m delighted the Victorian Government is investing in a new men’s shed for the Werribee electorate.”
“Men from the Werribee electorate will be able to get together, work on valuable projects and forge strong ties with others in their community.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos
“Men’s sheds play a vital role in local communities throughout the state – we’re proud to support the movement that gives back to the local community as well as improving men’s health and wellbeing.”
“We’re providing more support to communities that are experiencing significant economic and social change to ensure men can get the support they need, when they need it.”