About our shed
The Nepean Men’s shed was incorporated in December 2010 as the “Lower Mountains Men’s Shed” and during the following 4 years we were unable to find suitable premises to call our own. The search for a new shed was extensive.
A while after changing our name in 2014 to the “ Nepean Men’s Shed and made welcome by the Penrith City Council the local N.R.O. better known as the “Nepean Rescue Squad” offered us their shed which they no longer use due to government changes incorporating the rescue services into the NSW Fire brigade.
Since this time the premises have remained unused. The Shed is a 900 Sq metre building situated on 1 acre of land on 18 Simeon Rd., Orchard Hills, just off the Northern Road near the M4 . Title has now been transferred to the Nepean Men’s Shed so now the hard work starts to prepare the shed ready for our use.
Unfortunately the shed was never quite finished and there is a lot of work of all descriptions still to be done by willing hands. And in helping, friendships are established and skills enhanced. Most members have some skills that they are only too willing to pass along.
We provide social and manual activities that all men can do while making items for sale or donation, using skills not learnt in previous employment. Health matters are discussed and guidance given when asked.
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Men’s Sheds across Australia (that's more Men's Sheds than Macca's restaurants!)
More than 2,500 Men's Sheds operate in 12 countries
The first Men's Shed was established in 1993 (Goolwa, South Australia)
More than 50,000 Australian men participate in Men's Sheds