The utility was left with two vacant buildings after consolidating field operations earlier this year, and the timing for Noosa Men’s Shed couldn’t have been better.
Unitywater CEO, George Theo, said he learned via the Noosa Council that the new men’s group was hunting for suitable premises in the district.
“We were more than happy for the blokes of Noosa Men’s Shed to put the old laboratory and utility room to good use,” Mr Theo said.
President of the men’s group, Peter Magarry welcomed Unitywater’s offer, which came with additional benefits.
“Because we are starting up from scratch, it will take us a while to establish a bank balance,” Mr Magarry said.
“We’re grateful that Unitywater won’t charge us for rent or water, and they are looking after our power bills for a good while.
“In return, we will keep the premises in good condition and the grass mown.”
Unitywater and the Noosa Men’s Shed now have a 10-year agreement in place, ensuring the group has a permanent base well into the future.
Noosa Men’s Shed is part of the Australian Men’s Shed Organisation which works to connect men in their local area to foster mateship, well-being and to share information.
Anyone wanting to become involved in the new Noosa Men’s Shed should contact Peter Magarry on 0418 276 140.