Nundah Men's Shed members with QMSA president Graeme Curnow (right).
Nundah Men's Shed members with QMSA president Graeme Curnow (right). nicky.norman

Nundah Men’s Shed welcomes QMSA president

THE Nundah Men's Shed was officially visited by the president of the Qld Men's Shed Association (QMSA) Graeme Curnow to discuss developments happening across Australia in the men's shed movement and also the existing refugee project within the Nundah Men's Shed and, if viable, the possible adoption and expansion of the project to other men's sheds across Australia.

Projects already carried out at the Nundah Men's Shed include community projects for not-for profit groups, wood working, welding and Bikes 4 Life. Recent projects included construction of a number of mallet transporters and hoop removers for a croquet club. Bird boxes, wooden toys and other wooden articles have been made by the shed members and often in beautiful timber.

Bikes 4 Life is a project where donated bikes are repaired and rebuilt by volunteers and then transported to indigenous communities in Australia as well as overseas where they are needed. Currently the Bikes 4 Life project does not require any additional donated bikes but always welcomes more volunteers to assist with repairing the large stock currently on hand.

The Nundah Men's Shed recently received significant funding from the Brisbane City Council Men's Shed grant and the Australian Men's Shed (AMSA) grant to purchase equipment, tools and a dust extraction system so it can expand its operation and increase membership by offering a greater range of activities.

The Nundah Men's Shed appreciates the financial assistance provided by the council and the AMSA.

The shed is located at the Nundah Activity Centre (NAC) who is very supportive of the men's shed concept. NAC offers a wide range of social activities throughout the week.

The shed operates on Wednesday and Thursdays. The Bikes 4 Life project operates mainly on Wednesday and Sunday.

New members and volunteers are most welcome.

Contact the Nundah Activity Centre on 3266 4500 for more information on all activities carried out at the centre.

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