Half a million dollar pledge for Buderim Men’s Shed
Queensland Leader One Nation and Member for Buderim Steve Dickson MP has committed to $500,000 for construction of the new Buderim Men's Shed.
"If a One Nation government is elected in Queensland or we hold the balance of power, the Buderim Men's shed will finally be able to construct and move into their new permanent home.
“Yesterday I took Senator Pauline Hanson on a visit to the Buderim Men’s Shed, which is one of the biggest men’s shed groups in Australia. She was very impressed and understands the importance of what Men’s Sheds offer to their members and the wider community.
"The group was established in early 2011, currently operates from a temporary facility at Mill Rd in Buderim, generously provided by owners Dr. Bill Glasson and Prof. Claire Jackson,” Mr Dickson said.
Buderim Men's Shed President Rick Beasley said, “The funding will allow construction of a permanent facility. “This contribution from One Nation will mean that we can continue to operate our organisation which provides a safe and friendly meeting place for men to work on projects, discuss health issues, make friends and learn new skills in the company of like-minded men.”
In addition, the Buderim Men’s Shed will work with other non-profit organisations who will be able to make use of this facility.
Mr Dickson said, “Members of the Buderim Men’s Shed just completed work on a joint project between myself, Cr Christian Dickson and the Sippy Downs and District Community Association, repairing and painting the boundary fence that is the entrance to Chancellor Park Estate, Sippy Downs.”
22 September 2017