Hubdate August 2019
As we continue to build connections and relationships between the Hub and the community some great opportunities are emerging and one worth noting is the Burnside Council Depot redevelopment on Conyngham St.
In mid-2018 I noticed a sign attached to the fence of the Council depot adjacent to the OTR service station on Conyngham St. The sign outlined plans to redevelop the site as a community shed – or Men’s Shed as they are more commonly known. Since we are restricted for space at the Hub and this site is only 250 meters away, I thought this would be an opportunity to gain access to the new space for our veterans and their families.
I contacted the Council officer responsible for the development project, Farlie Taylor, to see if there was any way that our JLC customers and their families could make use of the new facility. The following week I met with Farlie to discuss the Council’s plans for the site and to make her aware of the support that the JLC and Hub provide to the veteran community.
This discussion has paved the way for our customers to have exclusive access to the new facility for at least one full day each week once it has been completed. This will give us the ability to run activities and programs that are difficult to facilitate at the Hub due to the limited space available. These activities could include:
- Educational sessions
- Art classes
- Creative writing
- Jewellery making
- Outdoor activities such as basketball
Construction of the new facility is well under way and it is anticipated that the redevelopment will be completed in November this year. If you have any ideas for activities you would like to see at the Shed, or if you would like to be involved in facilitating an activity, please contact me.
If you need to access any of the support services available at the Hub or just need contact details for other supporting organisations make sure you contact me on 0418 264 886 or email me at Justin.Brown2@sa.gov.au.
Partnerships Hub Coordinator