A shed to call home

Gerringong Lions Club members James Doak, Bruce Ray, president Mark Westhoff and Ron Horner in front of the Gerringong Netball building that will be turned into the Gerringong Men's Shed. Picture: PHIL McCARROLL

Gerringong Lions Club members James Doak, Bruce Ray, president Mark Westhoff and Ron Horner in front of the Gerringong Netball building that will be turned into the Gerringong Men's Shed. Picture: PHIL McCARROLL

GERRINGONG could soon have its own Men's Shed, with the project to convert the old Gerringong Netball building expected to be completed in the next 12 months.

The Gerringong Lions Club approached Kiama Council earlier this year seeking assistance for the project.

The club are now on the lookout for people who would like to form part of a Men's Shed committee.

Gerringong Lions Club president Mark Westhoff said members of the club were passionate about getting the Men's Shed up and runnin

"It's something that's been talked about for a few years and the netball club hasn't been using the building for a few years so we decided to approach council about it and they've come on board,"

"Council have been great and contributed $20,500 to have the sewer connected and the asbestos roof removed.

"We're just hopeful that work will start soon and within a year we can have it all ready to go."

The Lions club proposes to take on the project after the sewer connection and asbestos removal is complete.

While the club has been the driving force behind the project, Mr Westhoff said it didn't plan to have a permanent presence once the renovations were complete.

"The club will take on the licence and that sort of thing while it's being set up, but the aim is to get a Men's Shed committee running that will then be in charge of it.

"We want it to be a true community facility, so that's why we want people from the community to come forward and form a management committee."

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