Stringer Road Reserve Facility, Blairgowrie

Fully Operational at Stringer Reserve

The build has been completed and we are ready for those small assembly projects. The car hoist has been installed and is often in use by the members. With plenty of shelving available we can keep things a little more organised!! A refresh outside has been done and a new garden bed installed.

Stringer Reserve is now the “home” for the Mobile Workshop.

July 2023: Connecting to a power supply 

With formal approval from the Mornington Peninsula Shire, we are now able to add full power circuitry and power points throughout the building.

This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care under the National Shed Development Programme.

2022 and 2023The Shed in Action 



February and March 2021The Build 

Construction completed and we are in the process of fitting out the building. Wall lining and shelving starting to appear. The BCG water tank is installed. Starting to look like a good venue.


January 2021:

Work has commenced on construction – fence erected and the site preparation completed. 

To Hillview Quarries and VINSBINS – Thank you for being involved in the development of the Stringer Road Reserve facility, through supplying building materials and waste management support.

December 2020: Progress to Date

A huge achievement to get this far. Thank you John Stevenson (President) and Rob Koller (Secretary) for getting us to this stage.

Our End of Year Update: Building permit has been issued by the building surveyor. Melbourne Garages engaged as the builder. Work to commence early in the new year.

19th November 2020: Building Permit has been issued so it’s now down to organising the build! This won’t happen until the new year because of contractor availability. 

10th November 2020: Lease has been delivered, signed and returned to the Shire. 
Paperwork submitted for the building permit and forwarded to the building surveyor. Hope to see a slab by Xmas. Hoping to meet up with the committee to have one final view of the plans.
Melbourne Garages engaged as the builder. Looking at between $38K and $40K as the price. 

October 2020: Lease Approved to Develop an Area at the Stringer Road Reserve, Blairgowrie

After several months and numerous discussions with the Shire, a lease has been approved at Council.

The Men’s Shed is now set to produce formal plans and progress with creating a “Storage Facility”, adjacent to the Blairgowrie Community Garden in the Stringer Road Reserve. This is the next step is creating a Community Hub at the Reserve.

We have a copy of the proposal submitted to the Council Meeting and the official public notice that was issued in the local paper 22nd May 2020.


January 2020: A Search for a Storage/Assembly Facility:

Work to continue to identify options for a suitable longer term “workshop” site and confirm a potential lease on the selected “workshop” site.

  • For a selected “workshop” option, obtain a Planning Permit, finalising design and obtaining a Building Permit. There appears to be general support from the Shire for pursuing this option.
  • Confirm sufficient funding will be available for the build and this has been guaranteed
  • If feasible, commence the Workshop Build
  • Generate and implement policies and practices to ensure that the Shed is safe, including training for members, and machinery maintenance schedules