A new purpose-built men's shed at the Moora Recreation Centre is in the works, thanks to Liberal National Government investment and community collaboration.
Community Services Minister Tony Simpson today presented the Shire of Moora with a Lotterywest grant of $350,000 towards the construction of the Moora Men's Shed.
"The new shed will go a long way in helping to improve the health and wellbeing of men in the community and strengthening social networks," Mr Simpson said.
"It provides a safe environment where members can pursue hobbies and interests, learn new skills, socialise, find support and participate in community life."
A Royalties for Regions Community Chest Fund grant of $50,000 will contribute towards development of the $563,000 facility, which will also serve as an office for the Central Midlands Agricultural Society and provide storage for the Central Midlands Netball Association.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the development of the Moora Men's Shed was a perfect example of a community working together to create vibrant regions.
"The Shire of Moora, Moora Men's Shed and Central Midlands Agricultural Society have collaborated to make this project possible, contributing a combined $163,000 towards the construction of the facility," Mr Redman said.
"Royalties for Regions investment in community-based projects such as this helps to support a better quality of life in regional Western Australia and enables regions to grow and contribute to a stronger economy."
The Moora Men's Shed development has a total project cost of $563,000 made up of:
$350,000 from Lotterywest
$50,000 from Royalties for Regions
$100,000 from the Shire of Moora
$51,000 from the Moora Men's Shed
$10,000 from the Central Midlands Agricultural Society
$2,000 from both the Moora Men's Shed and Central Midlands Agricultural Society
In 2015-16, Lotterywest raised $281.41 million to support the WA community
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