The Berri community will soon have a new Men’s Shed in part thanks to a Federal Government Grant of $20,000 through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.


Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP attended a ‘sod turn’ event in Berri on Sunday to mark the beginning of construction on the new Shed.


“Men’s Sheds are a great Australian success story that has seen a staple of the Australian backyard evolve into a vital part of communities all around Australia,” Federal Member for Barker said.


“Men’s Sheds are at the centre of so many communities across Barker. They provide a place for some to build and create, while for others it’s a reason to get up every day.


“I am proud that we are able to provide this support to the Berri Church of Christ to establish a new Men’s Sheds. It’s helping build a stronger community in Berri. ”


Mr Pasin said the Stronger Communities program is aimed at funding projects that deliver social and economic benefits and form part of the Coalition Government’s continuing commitment to strengthen local communities across Australia.


“Our local communities and the community clubs and groups within them are the heart of this country and the investment in local projects under the Stronger Communities Programme is about just that – strengthening communities and ensuring they have the facilities and the infrastructure to remain vibrant, great places to live into the future,” Mr Pasin said.


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