NEW BASE: Burrum District Community Men's Shed members Peter Grinrood, Paul Bloomfield, Eric Davey, Lenzie Duffy, Russell Wilkes-Johnson and Terry Williams working together to erect their new shed in Steley St, Howard. The shed is a former Vietnam War mess hall which has been in storage since September 22, 1966.
NEW BASE: Burrum District Community Men's Shed members Peter Grinrood, Paul Bloomfield, Eric Davey, Lenzie Duffy, Russell Wilkes-Johnson and Terry Williams working together to erect their new shed in Steley St, Howard. The shed is a former Vietnam War mess hall which has been in storage since September 22, 1966. Boni Holmes

Burrum District Community Men’s Shed closer to moving

THE men apart of the Burrum District Community Men's Shed will soon be able to fire up welders and get the wood lathes working, all thanks to contributed funds for a new septic system.

The $12,700 septic system, half funded by discretionary fund contributions from Fraser Coast Regional Council councillors James Hansen, Rolph Light and Chris Loft, will allow the group to relocate from their cramped quarters from behind the Respite Centre in Howard's Steley St, to a new and larger barracks near by.

Secretary John Laffin said up to eight men part of the group had worked to prepare the 1967 Vietnam shed, which was never dispatched.

The group is now expected to move in by Easter next year thanks to the funding secured for the new septic system.

"The new shed, it's three times bigger," Mr Laffin said.

Extra space at the new base will mean more wood and metal working activities will be delved in, some of which are not undertaken at the group's current barracks due to limited space.

Cr Light said it was great to see the about $6600 in discretionary funds contributed to an "incredible organisation".

"They have worked incredibly long hours (on this)," he said.

Cr Light said without the installation of the new septic system at the new site, the group would not be able to move in.

The three councillors each chipped in about $2200 for the cause, which was approved recently.

The new barracks are at Steley St, Howard, adjacent to the rural fire brigade.

For more information, visit www.burrummensshed.org.au.



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