David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Maranoa MP: Lighting up the Kingaroy Men’s Shed

November 11, 2019

Power will run from the Kingaroy Men’s Shed to a new toilet block’s hot water system and also provide lighting, with $5384 in Federal Government funding to support the works, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced today.

“Funded through the National Shed Development Programme, the Kingaroy Men’s Shed is going to be more user-friendly for its volunteers, particularly with the additional power points and lights for men to work on their projects,” Mr Littleproud said.

“This is great news, because that’s the big picture behind men’s sheds – men working together on projects that benefit the local community.

“To stay healthy, we need to do regular activities and stay connected with the people around us and this is why our local Men’s Shed has become an important part of communities across Maranoa.

“Men’s sheds are integral to the community and the benefits to men’s health are widely acknowledged. Feeling part of a social group – especially in our regional and rural communities – is important to our emotional and mental health.

“Men’s Sheds really help men get out of the house, involved with a project and being around a community of minds is priceless when it comes to undergoing projects.”

Under Round 19 of the National Shed Development Programme, $16,584 has been secured across Maranoa with Goondiwindi and Allora Men’s Sheds’ also receiving funding.Since 2013, the Government has provided $4.92 million through the National Shed Development Programme to support Men’s Sheds across Australia.