Campbell Town & Districts Men's Shed set for Labor boost

An Albanese Labor Government will invest $150,000 to fund critical upgrades and extensions for the Campbell Town & Districts Men’s Shed in Ross.

Labor recognises the important role of Men’s Sheds in regional and rural Tasmania.

Many men struggle through periods of transition, whether it be retirement, relocation or personal change.

Sheds such as the Campbell Town & District Men’s Shed provide regional Tasmanians with a central community hub to socialise, work on projects, and discuss issues such as mental health in a safe space.

However, the shed’s growing membership means the physical location is no longer fit for purpose.

That’s why a Labor government will partner with Campbell Town & District Men’s Shed to fund an expansion of the current structure.

Labor’s contribution of $150,000 will fund a significant extension that doubles the current floor area, along with the installation of additional toilet facilities.

Federal Labor Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell said the Campbell Town & District Men’s Shed was “an important asset to the Midlands” and that “Labor’s commitment would allow the group to expand its great work”.

“President Brent Storey and the team have worked tirelessly to support their local community over the past decade,” Mr Mitchell said.

“Every shed is different and uniquely tailored to their members – and that’s why I’m proud to deliver a commitment that meets their needs.”