Heavy Machinery on Site

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Just in from Chairman Mike M. are two photos of site work which started today. Both machines photographed are picking up contaminated soil and running it through a rotating large mesh sieve. The material that will not pass is put in another pile to be removed. The site has also been fenced off to protect the completed work.

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A Buzz of Activity


With just seven days remaining to prepare for the Opening Ceremony, Shed members are flat out bringing order to the post move chaos. A quick reminder to you all that the Official Opening is by invite only. A more casual event for wives, partners and significant others will be held in the not too distant future. We are still a…

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One door closes …


and another opens. Shed stalwart Rob Macaw takes down the entrance sign at the Wattleup Shed. A new chapter begins in the history of The Cockburn Community Mens Shed. On Saturday 28th April with 16 men, two trucks and a forklift, the entire contents of the Wattleup Shed, along with the office and kitchen, were relocated to the new Shed…

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Goldstar Transport Supporting The Community


When Don Watson’s son Murray contacted the Shed to offer his assistance with the move to Jandakot, wheels were set in motion. A brief visit to the bustling Goldstar Transport yard in Welshpool to meet with Managing Director Sean Carren culminated in an offer to use one of Goldstar’s specialised crane trucks free of charge. Murray (pictured above) is a…

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Safety First


The Shed has just received a very generous and substantial donation of personal protective equipment from local company LHR Marine. Pictured above are LHR Marine CEO Dave Murray and safety equipment specialist Ryan Charles with Shed members following the presentation. We hope to have the continued support and advice of LHR Marine as we establish the safety zone system at…

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Thankyou Paul


If there was ever an example of a diamond in the rough, Paul Inkley fits the bill. Paul is the owner and operator of local transport company DPI Carriers, and when he found out that we required assistance in the move to new Shed, he immediately offered his time and the use of his seven ton curtainsider truck. During the…

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Planters to Coobie Library


The Mens Shed has just completed four planter boxes for the Coolbellup Library. It was a team effort by the Shed members and thanks go to Andre F., Sam D., David D., Rob Mc., Keith H. and Ross J. for their efforts in completing the planters on time and on budget. Nice work guys!

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Good Luck and Best Wishes Paul


A presentation of five side bowls and a central bowl all made from local Jarrah was made to Paul Gabbert of the City of Cockburn by the Cockburn Community Men’s Shed in gratitude for the extensive amount of work he has put in as a committee member. The bowls were made by Ross Jasper, the tray was made by Andrei…

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Groundbreaking Developments


A great turn out on a very chilly day for the cheque presentation and groundbreaking ceremony at the new Shed site in Jandakot. Pictured above, our rogues gallery flanks Mens Shed Chairman Mike Manning “turning the sod” on this $1.35 million project. Following a welcome to country from the Noongar community, Minister for Community Services Tony Simpson and Cockburn Mayor…

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