Men’s Shed finds long-term home in Mapleton
THE Sunshine Coast Council has given the green light to the Mapleton Men's Shed's new site.
Councillors last week voted in favour of the group being granted a 10-year lease under an exemption clause due to its special community group status.
A delighted Councillor Greg Rogerson said the decision would give the group certainty.
"This is a great decision," Cr Rogerson said.
"The men's shed movement has been growing rapidly here on the Coast, and I have been very keen to see the Mapleton chapter secure a worthy and reliable home.
"While there is a lot of work to bring the buildings up to scratch, the members are keen to get stuck in.
"There are various buildings on the site available for a range of uses: The Barracks building, for example, can be made available for wider community use for various activities like meetings.
"The workshop areas, however, will be exclusively for the Men's Shed group, for a range of craft and creative activities such as wood, leather and metal work, computing and photography."
Cr Rogerson said the lease requirements included that the group undertake rectification works to the buildings along with other general repair work.