Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Roll out the shed carpet! Men's gathering space opens in Noosa

Media Release

FN100/2017

29 June 2017

Joint release with:

Llew O'Brien

Federal Member for Wide Bay

Tony Wellington

Mayor

  • Noosa residents have marked the official opening of the Noosa Men's Shed—Long Shed project today
  • The project will improve health outcomes in the region by providing a dedicated gathering space for skills and information sharing
  • The Coalition Government invested $47,030 in the project

The Coalition Government is continuing to deliver on its 2016 election commitments with the completion of the Noosa Men's Shed—Long Shed officially marked today.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the facility will improve health outcomes in the Wide Bay community by providing a dedicated space for Noosa's men to socialise, learn new skills, and discuss issues related to men's health.

“Both during my time as Minister for Regional Development and Minister for Rural Health, I have first-hand experience in seeing a facility like this have a strong positive impact in regional areas,” Minister Nash said.

“In addition, this project has delivered economic and employment benefits to the region, creating 30 jobs during construction.”

“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and delivering a facility that meets the needs of the community does just that.”

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien said the upgrade is an investment in the region's future.

“I fought for this project during the 2016 Federal Election and I am delighted to see it finally delivered,” Mr O'Brien said.

“It will provide a facility that caters for people with a disability, while also creating a space large enough that other men and members of the community can come and take advantage of what's on offer.”

Mayor of Noosa Council Tony Wellington said he was pleased to see two levels of government working closely with the private sector to see the upgrade delivered.

“Noosa Council has worked closely with the Coalition Government and Queensland Masters Builders Association over the past 10 months to get this project off the ground,” Cr Wellington said.

“Many local businesses have also donated to this upgrade, highlighting the importance of this facility to the broader community.”

"It's great to see the Federal Government investing in the health and wellbeing of our residents."

The Coalition Government ($22,000), Noosa Council ($20,000), and Queensland Master Builders Association ($5,030) all contributed to the upgrade, and local businesses assisted with the project via in-kind donations.