A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Waratah today for Australia’s first multicultural Men’s Shed.

Newcastle MP, Tim Owen said the hard work shared between himself and the Ethnic Communities Council has paid off as work began on the Waratah-Mayfield Multicultural Men’s Shed.
“Over the last few years I’ve managed to get them $40,000 out of community building partnerships to actually get the process started.
“It’s been a good partnership and we’re very, very happy that they’re now getting themselves moving and getting the men’s shed established,” Mr Owen said.

The shed will allow men of all cultures to foster friendship and build support networks within the Newcastle community, particularly where isolation can face men who have migrated to Australia.