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Over $5,000 for Men’s Sheds in Capricornia

The Hon. Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health

The Hon. Mark Coulton MP
Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications
and Local Government

The Hon. Michelle Landry MP
Member for Capricornia
Assistant Minister for Children and Families
Assistant Minister for Northern Australia

The Australian Government is continuing to support the health and wellbeing of men in Capricornia through a grant of $5,255 under the 20th funding round of the National Shed Development Programme.

Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry welcomed the decision by the Australian Government to award the Clermont Men’s Shed with funding of $5,255.00.

“I’m pleased the Clermont Men’s Shed in Capricornia will now be able to undertake improvements to the shed including the installation of a new roller door and purchase new equipment, namely tooling and fittings to go with their existing wood lathes with this funding,” Ms Landry said.

“Now more than ever, Sheds offer men a critical avenue for social support and engagement”

“To stay healthy, we need to do regular activities with the people around us, and our local men’s shed has become a focal point for the Central Queensland community.”

A Men’s Shed can range from purpose built facilities, multipurpose buildings, or shared spaces.

Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, said that belonging to a social group was vitally important for emotional and mental health.

“Men’s Sheds are a fantastic way for men to stay connected with their communities,” Minister Hunt said.

“The Government remains committed to supporting men’s sheds and encouraging men to meet up and get involved with meaningful community projects.”

Regional Health Minister, Mark Coulton, said Men’s Sheds are particularly important for regional, rural, and remote communities across the country.

“In many parts of the bush, local Men’s Sheds are fast becoming one of the most important organisations, one where members make connections and serve their community.”

More than 6,000 men across Australia are expected to benefit from the programme, with 121 men’s sheds receiving funding under this round.

Since 2013, the Government has provided $5.4 million through the National Shed Development programme to support men’s sheds across Australia.

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