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STRONGER COMMUNITIES GRANT FUNDS MOBILITY ACCESS FOR MEN’S SHED

December 13, 2017

Ulverstone Men’s Shed Members and other community groups will have improved mobility access following their receipt of funding support through the Braddon Stronger Communities Program

In announcing the funding at the Ulverstone Men’s Shed, Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay said, “This funding of $9,500 will support the Men’s Shed in improving access to their site.”

“In partnership with the Men’s Shed this $19,000 project will see a new pathway constructed making it much easier for members to participate in Men’s Shed programs

“Unfortunately some wheelchair bound members have taken falls in trying to access the Men’s Shed.

“This is unacceptable which is why I was pleased to support this project through the Braddon Stronger Communities Program

Other beneficiaries of the improved access include, among others, the Ladies’ Shed, Coffin Club, Umina Park Old People’s Home, Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Group, Ability Tasmania, Richmond Fellowship and Partners for Performers as well as local tie-dyers.

Construction of the access pathway will commence in late February 2018.

Justine Keay said, “The Braddon Stronger Communities Program is administered by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

Applications were assessed by an independent community panel and the Ulverstone Men’s Shed is the first project to be announced under the 2017/2018 financial year.

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