Nillumbik Council adds to DC Men’s Shed joy

Published on 09 November 2017

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Diamond Creek’s successful Men’s Shed has been given more good news with Nillumbik Council Mayor Peter Clarke announcing work will start next week to build new accessible toilets. 

Cr Clarke said council would invest $60,000 to construct the toilets to further support the Men’s Shed’s programs, allowing the group to better cater for participants of all abilities. 

Diamond Creek Men’s Shed runs a number of programs for older and more frail community members, including residents of Wattle Glen Nursing Home and for people with an intellectual disability through its partnership with Araluen. The group is also active in removing graffiti in the Diamond Creek area 

“Nillumbik Council is delighted to be able to support the wonderful work of the Diamond Creek Men’s Shed and its many volunteers and participants,” Cr Clarke said. 

“The Men’s Shed plays an important role in helping keep so many men active, healthy and engaged with their local community. 

“Through this exceptional program men that may otherwise become isolated from their community, or experience a lack of purpose and self-worth have a wonderful outlet to do something they really enjoy and develop new friendships.” 

Ellis Ward Councillor Peter Perkins said the purpose-built toilets would increase opportunities for even more people to take part in a range of activities. 

“Nillumbik Council, just like the Diamond Creek Men’s Shed, is committed to the inclusion of people from all backgrounds and abilities and we are pleased to help further support this wonderful group,” Cr Perkins said. 

Construction of the toilets is expected to be completed by mid to late February next year.