NOT SO SECRET MEN'S BUSINESS: Queensland governor Penelope Wensley opening Stanthorpe's Men's Shed on Friday. Photo Toni Somes / Warwick Daily News
NOT SO SECRET MEN'S BUSINESS: Queensland governor Penelope Wensley opening Stanthorpe's Men's Shed on Friday. Photo Toni Somes / Warwick Daily News Toni Somes

Men’s Shed doors opened

THE Men's Shed committee believes every Australian man needs a shed.

If this is the case, Stanthorpe men can breathe a sigh of relief.

After nearly six months of organising, Stanthorpe Men's Shed is finally open.

Queensland governor Penelope Wensley AC took to Stanthorpe Showground to officially open the facility on Friday morning.

Men's Shed committee vice-president Nev Winter can't wait to get the project into full swing.

"Up until this week we've been focusing on building a shed, but now we can focus on the people," he said.

While the facility has resources for building projects and activities, Mr Winter said the focus was on community involvement.

"It's as much about mental and emotional support as it is about making projects," he said. "These guys need to be able to feel like part of the community again."

The initiative has already attracted 45 members, with numbers continuing to grow.

"It's something that will expand," Mr Winter said.

"We're already looking at extending opening hours."

Men interested in taking part should attend a weekly meeting, held on Wednesdays from 10am at the Men's Shed at Stanthorpe Showground.

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