The Woolgoolga Shed will install 20 new solar panels that will reduce its on-going costs and also ensure they have enough power to run its machines, thanks to a grant announced today by the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan.
“The Shed committee came to me because they needed a reserve power supply to ensure all their machinery could operate at the same time,” he said.
“The 20 new solar panels and battery will mean that machines will not lose power as others are turned on, and will also wipe out the Shed’s quarterly power bill of $500.
“With more than 50 members, the Shed is one of the most active on the Northern Beaches and has been operating since 2007.
“It is great to announce this grant which means that they continue operating without experiencing power shortages.”
Like Men’s sheds across Australia, the Woolgoolga Men, which has both men and women members, offers support to any locals who need a bit of space and some friendly, easy-going company.
Some of the major projects Kevin Hogan has delivered for our community include:
- $15 million for expansion of Norco’s Ice-cream factory
- $17 million in grants for nine job-creating projects
- More than 300 new Aged Care beds
- New Headspace in Grafton
- Redevelopment of Oakes Oval.
- New Northern Rivers Regional Art Gallery
- Expanded North Coast Regional Hockey Complex
- Maclean Riverside Precinct
- Casino Amphitheatre
- Southern Cross Lads Safe Driving Course
- Woolgoolga Surf Life Saving Club
- Wollongbar Club House
- Kyogle Aquatic Centre
- Upgrade of Casino Saleyard
- Sealed road to Toonumbar Dam
- Repair of Woodburn to Coraki Road
- Coffs Harbour bypass
- Revitalisation of Kyogle Memorial Institute Hall
- Major upgrade of Culmaran Creek Road
- Upgrade of Harwood Mill and Refinery
- Replacing 20 wooden bridges in Kyogle
- Upgraded Albert Park Baseball Complex
- Upgrade of Casino Hospital Emergency Department
- Six new Trade Training Centres
- Record bulk billing rates
- Record funding for our local schools
- Record health funding
- Woodburn Riverside Precinct
- Casino Drill Hall Precinct
- More In-Home and Residential Aged Care place