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OBJECTIVES AND FACILITIES

A place where blokes can meet, share stories, learn and do stuff.

The Margaret River Men’s Shed Inc was established to support men’s psychological, physical, spiritual and intellectual needs by providing the opportunity for men to meet together in a workshop environment, to participate in practical activities, undertake projects, learn new skills and socialise with each other.  

Founded in 2016, the Shed (with a foundation membership of exactly 100) has developed plans, approved by the Shire to build a brand new facility at Gloucester Park.  Not wishing to await the availability of this facility, a temporary facility has been established in the former Blacksmith’s Shed at the Old Settlement Precinct. Further details are provided below.

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The Blacksmith’s Shed

A combination of donated hand and machine tools and materials, together with some major items of equipment (eg table saw, thicknesser and wood lathes) purchased with the aid of grants from various bodies means that the Blacksmiths Shed has been established as an effective resource for many kinds of woodworking projects, both large and small. Active members are invited to assist with community projects and/or work on personal projects. Although primarily targeted at men the facilities are now available to associate female members at ladies only sessions.

Further donations of operating tools and timber are always welcome. We are happy to collect. Please call 0428 909 198 in this regard.

The Main Shed in Gloucester Park

On land leased from the Shire, adjacent to the tennis courts in Gloucester Park, plans have been fully approved for a 930 sqm multipurpose Men’s Shed comprising one woodworking, one metal working and one mechanical workshop together with catering and meeting room facilities. The latter two facilities will be made available for wider community use. Detailed plans are shown below.

With funds generated from Men’s Shed activities, and generous donations in cash and kind from individuals and organisations, work on Stage 1 commenced on July 16, 2020 with the removal of the Water Corporation’s storage tank that occupied part of the site. The tower will, after preservation, be retained as an architectural feature of the new building.

Stage 1 of the construction which incorporates the workshops and amenities is hoped to be completed by end of winter 2021.

Cash Donations for Stage 1 at August 2020

Lottery West     $311,500

Rotary MR        $200,000

AMR Shire        $100,000

Voyager Estate  $50,000

Leeuwin Estate $20,000

Vasse Felix        $20,000

Lions MR          $10,000

Retravision MR $5,000

Bendigo Bank    $2,500

 

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get in touch

Margaret River Mens Shed Inc.

Postal Address: PO Box 16, Margaret River, WA 6285
Secretary: Geoff Woodbridge
Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours

Mens’ Day

Monday: 9am to 12pm
Wednesday: 9am to 12pm
Friday: 9am to 12pm

Ladies’ Day

Tuesday: 9am to 12pm

Location

The Blacksmith Shed is at the Eastern end of the ‘Old Settlement Precinct’ (see map).

Parking

To ensure our vehicle parking does not disadvantage the operators of the Hairy Marron we request that our members do not park in their designated bays. We are allowed to park in the rough area and bays at the shed gate, Rotary Park parking and surrounding roads.

Toilets

There are 2 public toilets in the Hairy Marron parking area.

69 Bussell Hwy Margaret River, WA 6285
0457 222 097