Banga Community Shed

Banga Community Shed

Now closed

Applications for this property have now closed.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome in due course.

Green Square community facility

Banga Community Shed is part of the new Green Square community cultural precinct on the former South Sydney Hospital site at 3 Joynton Avenue, Zetland. 

This hub forms part of the series of new community facilities for the growing local population along with the new library and aquatic centre. Banga is an Aboriginal word for 'to make' or 'do'.

Banga Community Shed is based on the men's shed movement, which is built around supporting men, often retirees, to achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes. However, this shed will also be open to women's groups interested in using the space for similar activities.

Green Square is the largest urban renewal area in Australia and community facilities present an opportunity to provide community and creative opportunities essential to the social and economic capital of the area. Community sheds are a key initiative in the City's report: Next Generation – Blueprint for Aged Services and Facilities 2008–2018.

Banga Community Shed will provide an accessible place for shed activities such as recycling furniture, fixing appliances, woodwork, making toys or anything you can make in a small shed.

We are inviting applications from organisations or individuals servicing the community sector who are able to act as a tenant operator to operate the small community shed. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for organising a men's and women's shed group or groups, other activities, day-to-day operational management and supervision of a comprehensive health and safety system.

Key dates

8 February: Applications open.

23 February: Applicants must pre-register and attend an open house to be eligible to apply for this property. 

13 March: Applications close at 5pm.

Contacts 

For more information about this program or how to apply, please contact:

Grants team 
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Tuesday, 14 March 2017