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Forest Lake Men’s Shed

Posted on April 1st, 2019

Transurban Queensland partners with Forest Lake Men’s Shed

Work is now underway on an upgrade to the Forest Lake Men’s Shed, thanks to a $25,000 partnership with Transurban Queensland’s Logan Enhancement Project.

Transurban Queensland Group Executive, Sue Johnson, said the partnership was part of the project’s commitment to giving back to the community.

“We’re investing half a billion dollars into the upgrade of the Logan and Gateway motorways to improve safety and travel times for motorists,” Ms Johnson said.

“We also want to ensure that beyond the improvements we’re making to the roads, we are leaving a positive lasting legacy in the community.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the Forest Lake Men’s Shed as not only do they provide a much needed space for men to gather and openly discuss important topics like mental health, but they give back to their community by supporting local groups in need,” Ms Johnson said.

Member for Algester Leeanne Enoch said it was wonderful that the Forest Lake Men’s Shed has been able to expand.

“The Men’s Shed does amazing things in the community, and I know how enthusiastic their members, and President Steve Bruford, have been to get one established in Forest Lake,” she said.

“Since they first set up, they have outgrown their existing facility so it’s great Transurban Queensland have been able to contribute to this expansion in addition to the work they are already doing in our community upgrading the Logan Motorway and Mount Lindesay Highway Interchange.”

Brisbane City Councillor, Charles Strunk, said the upgrade would include a new insulated shed with bathroom and kitchen amenities.

“The new facility will provide members with space to enjoy arts, crafts, computer lessons and an area to simply chat and relax,” Councillor Strunk said.

Federal Member for Oxley Milton Dick MP congratulated Transurban and the Forest Lake Men’s Shed on the partnership.

“The Forest Lake Men’s Shed continues to go from strength to strength and it’s great to see Transurban playing a key role to expanding the facility,” Mr Dick said

Australia’s Men’s Shed support local men aged 18 onwards with almost 1000 sheds Australia wide, promoting the importance of men’s well-being and health.

The Logan Enhancement Project is motoring towards completion, with construction 85% completed.