ROSEDALE Men’s Shed will be better protected against the threat of crime, receiving $3590 to install alarms in the latest round of the Community Safety Fund.
Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien said recreation and community groups like the Rosedale Men’s Shed relied on large volunteer contributions and when vandals break in, damage and steal essential equipment, it creates financial hardship.
“Often the groups just don’t have the funds to replace the stolen goods,” he said.
“That’s why the former Liberal-Nationals Coalition government established these grants to help community organisations bolster security at their facilities to prevent damage and create a safer environment for their members and the wider community.”
During a visit to Rosedale’s Men’s Shed, Mr O’Brien heard how the grant would better protect the group’s assets.
“The group will use the funding to install motion sensors with an alarm system, internal and external sirens and keypad door access to secure their tools and equipment and deter potential theft,” he said.
“The volunteers at Rosedale Men’s Shed do a fantastic job engaging men in the community who would otherwise spend much more time sitting at home alone, so it’s great that they have received this funding to keep their equipment safe.”