Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman today announced $4,500 in grant assistance to for the Yass Valley Men’s Shed to build a bush tucker garden.

Mrs Tuckerman said the money was made available through the 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.

“The Community Building Partnership program is designed to develop and enhance facilities that bring people together, it is evident that the Yass Valley Men’s shed makes these community connections, the construction of a bush tucker garden will only expand their offering.

“The Yass Valley Men’s Shed will be taking a substantial corner of grassed land on their site and converting it to a productive and educational garden for bush tucker,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“There are so many terrific initiatives coming from the Yass Valley Men’s Shed, the NSW Government is always keen to support them. No doubt there are even more projects in the pipeline – all that couldn’t be done without dedication and hard work from the Shed members,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Yass Valley Men’s Shed President, Allan McGrath welcomed the funding from the State Government.

“The Men’s Shed is delighted to receive the money to build the bush tucker garden, a lot of time and thought has gone into the project. With consultation from Yass Shed Member and Ngunnawal man Mr Aaron Chatfield, who also shares aboriginal knowledge throughout the community with local schools – this project will see benefits beyond the Men’s Shed,” Mr McGrath said.

For more information about the NSW Government’s 2020 Community Building Partnership Program, visit: the www.nsw.gov.au/cbp