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Shed News 28 May 2023
Construction significantly advanced
It's now 11 weeks since we started construction, and since the last news in March 2023 we have:
- placed formwork and steel reinforcing for the slab
- poured the slab
- erected the framework for the shed
- nearly finished erecting the framework for the amenities annexe
- put on the roof sheets and most of the wall cladding for the shed.
Thanks to our volunteer workers during the civil work phase which involved installing form work and steel reinforcing, and pouring concrete for the piles, retaining wall and slab; Eric Bound, John Harvey, Michael Seddon, Dylan Harvey, Marcus Harvey, Andrew Eaton and Robin Barnes. A considerable amount of material was removed from the site by wheel barrow in the site levelling process prior to installing the steel reinforcing.
We are very grateful to Upton's Building Supplies Mornington for the timber they donated. This timber kept kept the costs low for the framing of the retaining wall and slab.
Thanks also to our volunteer contributors during the shed erection phase over the past month; John Harvey, Ricky Thorpe, Ian Glover, Howard Kelly, Michael Seddon, Michael Russell, Neil Staite, Eric Bound and Robin Barnes. I hope I haven't missed anyone. The loan of the scissor lift from Steve Little Construction has been invaluable.
We've been very well supported by the supplier of the shed, Fairdinkum Sheds, Mornington.
Apologies to any volunteers not mentioned.
Next steps are to:
- complete the wall cladding, roof and wall flashing
- install the windows and doors in the annexe and the roller door for the shed
- install power, wire the shed and annexe and plumb the annexe
- install fire tanks, drains, septic tank, water tanks and storm water.
And there’s more to follow.
We remain hopeful of finishing the shed and annexe by end of August 2023.
Construction is well advanced
2020-2021 Annual Report
The Shed Committee and members have been working hard on all fronts over the last 12 months - planning, dealing with regulatory requirements, grant applications and of course, fund-raising.
Fundraisers this year have included:
- Quiz nights - fun and fundraising!
- Raffles big and small
- Harmony Market carpark marshalling
- Bunnings BBQs - of course!
- Swimrun Wild marshalling
- And sales of those very practical garden stakes (contact us for sales!)
Plus wonderful support from our community including the Touch of the Mo Open Mic Night and MJ's Hair Design fundraise - thank you!
Read all about the year in our Annual Report to 30 June 2021
Become a Member and part of South Arm history as we build our Shed!
Download Mens shed application form and post to/leave at the South Arm Store:
The Secretary, South Arm Peninsula Men's Shed Inc.
South Arm TAS 7022
Or pay by EFT (details on application) and email your form to email@example.com
The poster says it all!
Contact us for pickup/delivery options.
Thanks to Pipeclay Oysters, we're recycling these in a very practical way and raising funds at the same time.
How to donate
If you'd like to help us build a Men’s Shed for our Peninsula community by donating, here's the details:
Account: 173 500 240
Name: South Arm Peninsula Men’s Shed Inc.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a receipt and a big thank you!
South Arm Peninsula Men’s Shed
South Arm TAS 7022