October 2014

Senator Payne visits PDMS

Senator Marisse Payne Visits PDMS

The Australian Government is delivering on its election commitments to the electorate of Parramatta through the Community Development Grants…

“The funding will provide metal and wood working power tools and machinery for the Men’s Shed which was established in 2012,” Senator Payne said.

“The Men’s Shed is an important asset to Parramatta, helping men to learn new skills, meet new friends and enhance the local community.”

Parramatta Men’s Shed Public Officer Kerry Boyce said he was delighted with the funding, which allowed the Men’s Shed to purchase much-needed new equipment including a wood lathe, a band saw, a metal milling machine, a MIG welder, and an automatic external defibrillator …. Read More


Minister Jai ROWELL visits Parramata District Men’s Shed

Minister_Rowell-1Minister_Rowell-2Minister_Rowell-1The Hon. Jai Rowell, MP, NSW Minister for Mental Health visited Parramatta today (7th July 2014) to learn of the work, and lend his support and congratulations to the Parramatta Men’s Shed.

“Men’s Sheds are filling a much needed social connection while maintaining skills developed over a life-time. The Parramatta Men’s Shed provides opportunities to create and build, while socialising and contributing to the community.
“That’s why today I am pleased to announce a one-off $500 grant to the Shed which will be used to aid the purchase of specialist tools for use by the members.

Member for Parramatta, the Hon. Geoff Lee MP, has been a strong supporter of the Men’s Shed.

Parramatta Men’s Shed has not been slow in reaching out to the broader community. The members recently completed a community garden bed for Boronia Multicultural Services, another important community based organisation providing migrant and refugee services.

…… Read more …. (Media release)

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