With a New Home, Centenary Men’s Shed Gets More Room for Growth

They started out in a small trailer, but five years hence, the Centenary Suburbs Men’s Shed has more room to grow in their new permanent home.

Men’s Shed 100 Inc, better known as Centenary Men’s Shed, has managed to grow continuously since it was formed in 2012. Now, the group has a place to call their own after moving from temporary headquarters.

With their new base, the Centenary Men’s Shed can conduct all their activities at three large sheds located at 139 Monier Rd in Seventeen Mile Rocks.

The group’s most recent shed was at the Jindalee Golf Club. But their number grew that it came to a point where their shed felt small for all their activities. The group managed to claim their new home with the help of the Brisbane City Council, the State Government, the Federal Government and sponsors such as Wacol-based Ausco Modular.

The buildings will be big enough to house all their tools and will be spacious enough to hold meetings as well as conduct the group’s carpentry, metal work and welding projects.

Disaster Brought Them Together

Centenary Men’s Shed was formed in 2012 after the region was devastated by floods in 2011. The 2011 disaster was one of the darkest moments in Brisbane. But out of that gloomy time, it was good that an organisation such as the Men’s Shed was born to bring people together.

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Many people lost their possessions and lives were in disarray. The group served as a means for men to support one another during that time when people were recovering from the devastation.

Since its founding, the local group has been an excellent venue for men to come together, socialise and learn from each other.

The group conducts workshops and share skills and experience. More importantly, it is a great way for local men to form friendships and be socially active.

Centenary Suburbs Men’s Shed is part of the Australian Men’s Shed Association, which serves as the umbrella organisation for more than 930 Men’s Sheds across the country.


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