Expanding skills and community participation at Harry’s Shed

Sydney Motorway Corporation provided a grant to Harry’s Shed to purchase a metal work lathe and sheet metal folding machine to complete the Shed’s metal workshop.

Harry's Shed is a partnership project supported by the City of Canada Bay. Harry's Shed was named in honour of long term Councillor Jeanette O'Hara and her late husband, Harry, who were supporters of the development of a local men's shed. Harry’s Shed is open to everyone and has four female members.

The Shed was already equipped for wood working, and the grant will allow members to expand the projects they can deliver. It will also increase members’ skills and attract new members. The broader community is set to benefit, because Harry’s Shed members repair and build a variety of custom items for local residents and organisations.

This initiative aligns with Sydney Motorway Corporations’ sustainability objectives to improve health and skills outcomes for local people and to help connect communities.

Thanks to Sydney Motorway Corporation’s support, we’re able to start and quickly finish projects that we previously could not take on, like a custom letter box for Drummoyne Community Centre and a vital part for a Concord Heritage Museum model.”

Norman Tate, Vice President