The Dubbo Men’s Shed Incorporated has successfully secured funding from the Commonwealth Government to undertake a much needed replacement of the roof on the Men’s Shed.
Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today announced $10,000 for the Dubbo Men’s Shed through Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP).
Mr Coulton said that this roof replacement project fulfils the intention of the Coalition’s SCP.
“The purpose of this programme is to improve local community participation and cohesion whilst contributing to vibrant and viable communities,” Mr Coulton said.
“The current roof on the Men’s Shed in Dubbo is in a state of disrepair.”
“The replacement of the roof will ensure the ongoing safety of the Shed’s users and visitors allowing all men to continue to access the venue and take part in Shed activities.”
Mr Coulton is a passionate advocate of the Stronger Communities Programme and was overwhelmed by the community response he received for both Round 1 and now Round 2 from right across the federal electorate of Parkes.
“For a long time I felt there was a need for greater support for incorporated not-for-profit and local government organisations to help build and maintain small infrastructure projects that would benefit our local communities,” Mr Coulton said.
“The fact that my office received over 160 expressions of interests for projects under Rounds 1 and 2 of this programme certainly confirms my belief that there is a need for this type of funding and I am extremely pleased to be able to help do something about it.
“Our local volunteer organisations such as the Dubbo Men’s Shed are pivotal to our community’s identities and this programme certainly goes some way to supporting them and the terrific work they do.”