Kincumber Men’s Shed Opening

Here are some images from the recent official opening (11th August 2008) of Kincumber Men’s Shed.

In the left image, from the left are Chris Hartcher (Member for Terrigal), Pastor Frank (Kincumber Uniting Church), Kevin Armstrong (Chairperson, The Entrance Men’s Shed), and Geoff Dunn (Treasurer, The Entrance Men’s Shed). In the right image are Peter Jessop (Kincumber Men’s Shed) and Kevin Armstrong (Chairperson, The Entrance Men’s Shed).

Work begins on The Shed

Wyong Shire Council has recently commenced work on Stage 2 of The Entrance Neighbourhood Center, including The Entrance Men’s Shed. To celebrate this milestone Council invited community groups that will use the Center to a morning tea.

Community members reported to Council they were concerned at the removal of mature trees during the previous building works, and asked if more consideration could be given to retaining trees that are not clearly obstructing development.

The Entrance Men’s Shed Steering Committee is delighted to see work commence on The Shed, but members estimate that the shed will not be operational before second quarter of 2009 as the development plan calls for an electricity substation, roadworks and landscaping.

The Entrance Community Centre

The artist’s impression below shows The Entrance Community Centre proposed development including Stage 2 and Stage 3. The proposed Entrance Men’s Shed is included in the Stage 2 and 3 development.

In the image below, The Shed is located on the right of the photo, a two tone shed in green and white at ground level. The awning is also shown in the illustration.

The Shed is adjacent to the the car park and faces in towards the main square of the Neighbourhood Centre.

Men’s Shed Conference 2007

The second National Men’s Shed Conference was held recently over three days at Manly (Sydney). The conference was well-attended, including attendance by three sheds on the Central Coast of NSW.

Wally Morrison and Peter Jessop from The Kincumber Men’s Shed enjoyed lectures and workshops on relevant topics for their Shed. John Sharples, Kevin Armstrong and Geoff Dunn from “shedless” The Entrance Mens Shed, took the opportunity to learn all they could about establishing a shed.

Kim Hopkins, who is associated with both sheds also attended events that were relevant to the emerging shed at San Remo.