The NSW Nationals in the federal government are making sure even our smallest communities are getting their fair share, with the Dunoon Men’s Shed benefitting from funding.

The group needed to extend the shed to give the members more room to build their projects, and also wanted new tools and protective equipment for the workshop.

Federal NSW Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan announced funding to extend the shed and purchase new equipment and has now inspected the finished project.

“I secured almost $2400 to purchase new tools and $7000 to upgrade the shed,” Mr Hogan said.

“Men’s Sheds are a vital community assets and play an important role in the lives of many.

“This funding has allowed them to purchase new safety equipment, including new safety glasses, earmuffs, welding helmets, gloves and a wall-mounted First Aid Kit.

“They also purchased a new planer, a folding table with clamps, a new grinder and a pedestal drill.

“It is great to see the extension of the shed now complete and being fitted with the new tools.

“The growth of the group is testament to the work they’re doing in our community.”

Dunoon Men’s Shed president Ross McDougall said the members were excited to get the funding.

“This will give us the opportunity to purchase new tools to do more projects, especially for the school, the P&C and the Dunoon community,” Mr McDougall said.