Lakes Entrance Men’s Shed is a fantastic facility for the local community and a resource that was well worth the wait, according to Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.
Alongside community members and East Gippsland Shire staff and councillors, Mr Bull was in Lakes Entrance today to help officially open the Men’s Shed, which will begin formal operations next Tuesday.
“Having provided $60,000 for this building under the former Liberal Nationals Government, it is very pleasing to see it come to fruition with everything in place,” he said.
Mr Bull said funding was allocated in 2013 to build the facility on land owned by the Baptist Church.
“Plans have been in place for a long period of time and for various reasons they have had to change with a new location selected at Evett Park, with a specific committee later established, and here we are today with a modern facility perfect for this community,” he said.
“Having toured the building today, I can see just how much work has gone into developing this site into something suitable for the Lakes Entrance.
“My congratulations go out to all who have helped in some way and donated their equipment or time.
“I know many locals are looking forward to using the new facilities while also have the chance to get outside and interact with other like-minded people.
“This really is a great centre for the Lakes Entrance community.”
Caption: Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, with Lakes Entrance Lions Club member, Wendy Brady, and Lakes Entrance Men’s Shed Committee president, Daryl Pattison, at today’s opening of the new facility.
Friday, June 8, 2018