Shed is in good shape

By Sonia Isaacs

THE men of Mooloolah and the surrounding areas are set to enjoy a brand-new gathering space as the long-awaited Mooloolah Community Men’s Shed (MCMS) project gets ready to launch.

Located directly behind the Mooloolah Community Centre, the impressively large shed ‘skin’ has now been built, with plans for the fit out of internal walls, plumbing and electrical work currently underway.

Colin Roy, president of MCMS Inc. said the shed would deliver a much-needed community space for men to gather in a welcoming and supportive environment. He said after years of deliberation and delays it was both exciting and a huge relief to be almost ready to be operational.

“It’s great that we can give our men a place to share skills, explore interests and hobbies and build relationships. A lot of men don’t naturally do that, so by offering a safe space for men to come together and connect we can also help support their mental health and wellbeing,” said Col.

Currently the association has approximately 35 financial members ranging in age, with new members welcome. Publicity Officer Daniel Johns said while he is relatively young in relation to some of the other members, he wanted to get involved with the Men’s Shed as he realised how important it was for local men to have a safe space to go to, a place where men could be comfortable to be able to talk freely, while encouraging a sense of belonging and value – especially in their community.

 “I joined because I want to be part of the community and have the opportunity to give back.

“I love the idea of being able to connect with the older men of our community because they have so many skills and a great deal of knowledge to share,” said Daniel.

The Mooloolah Valley Men’s Shed have just launched a logo design competition where community members are invited to create a logo that represents the community and the spirit of the men’s shed – with the winning design to be used as the official logo. Inspiration can be gained from visiting

Entries for the logo competition, which runs until the end of January 2023, can be emailed to

To find out more or to get involved, contact MCMS Secretary Chuck Clutterbuck 0408 887 626.