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Purpose of “The Shed”:

  • To provide a safe, supportive and friendly environment for people to gather, volunteer, work, teach, learn and seek fellowship with other like - minded people.


  • To promote and stabilise the mental, physical, emotional and economic well-being of people in ourcommunity.


To achieve this we will:

  • Maintain an open door policy and will not reject any person on the basis of race, Sex, disability, religion or age.

  • Certain restrictions may be placed on participation for physical safety reasons or if a participant needs the assistance of a carer (must be provided by the participant) or be deemed a prohibited person.

  • Provide a safe physical environment.

  • Provide a safe and supportive social environment.

  • Provide referrals to other services or agencies when appropriate or requested.

  • Respect the rights and decisions of participants.

  • Respect the confidentiality and privacy of participants.


The work environment in “The Shed”


We will not tolerate abuse, violence, anti-social behaviour or infringements of the rights of others.

Persons indulging in this type of behaviour will be asked to leave the Shed.


Participants are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous manner towards Supervisors, Committee members, key holders and other users of “The Shed”. This includes being considerate of other persons need for space, tools, materials and equipment.


In the event of conflict, there is a formal procedure to follow, which is documented in ‘The Shed’ Policy and Procedure Manual.


  • Shed issues are taken to shed colleagues first

  • Issues are addressed, not personalities

  • Acknowledgement and recognition is a daily habit

  • Listen to everyone and know that everyone matters

  • Share learning and celebrate success

  • All meetings should have a published agenda; minutes taken and published promptly

  • Challenge respectfully and criticise constructively

  • Respect and recognise whoever has the floor

  • Be punctual and fully prepared for each meeting. Have respect and consideration for life outside the shed. There may be times when members are unable to visit our shed.


 “The Shed” resources are for “collective profit” not for personal profit.


  • Although personal projects are welcome there may be a charge for materials used.

  • Programs and activities need to be suitable to the aims and objectives of the project.


To commence a community or major project, a brief written proposal needs to be submitted.

 “The Shed” Committee will assess the proposals for suitability  i.e. costs – materials – skills – time span


No projects are to compete unfairly with local business.


Any Monies Raised at any event or for materials used in the shed for personal projects, or any monies given to you as a donation to Our Shed, must be promptly handed over to The Treasurer or a Committee Member who will keep a record of the transaction and will arrange for it to be banked at the earliest opportunity.


“The Shed” identifies that it is necessary to make a profit from some events, some projects and some activities to ensure the future financial viability of Our Shed.

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