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Adelaide community shed

The shed will be a space to tinker, talk and take on a DIY project.

What are Community sheds?

Community sheds are non-profit local organisations that provide a space for craftwork and social interaction. The movement originated as Men’s Sheds in Australia, as a way to improve the health and wellbeing of older men but many now cater for women too, adopting the name ‘Community Sheds’.

Access to tools

With backyards getting smaller, the traditional shed is harder to come by. The Adelaide Community Shed will be a place to share tools and get stuck into a DIY project – all while avoiding the costs and clean-up of doing it at home.

Great minds

The space will be a chance to share ideas and skills and to discuss your methods and pick up new techniques. It’s not about showing off, it’s about sharing your tips and getting ideas from others while you're working on a go-cart, a bird house or a deck.

Shoulder to shoulder

Meet some like-minded locals and chat about everything from metal work to heavy metal. The space offers an alternative to the pub or the football field as a place to meet up with mates and socialise.

Shed location

The Adelaide Community Shed will be located at the site currently leased to the Conservation Council of South Australia in Franklin Street, at the former Adelaide Bus Station, called the Joinery.

The Conservation Council of SA manages the Joinery as a shared-use hub and home for like-minded organisations. Their vision is for a space for people in Adelaide to connect and create a better future together, with a focus on sustainable living. Key partner organisations include Housing Choices (Common Ground), the Adelaide Community Bike Workshop and the Adelaide Sustainability Centre.

When will it happen?

Council have committed $30,000 towards the construction of the Community Shed in 2020/21. The project is currently in the planning stage with draft concept designs being drawn up. It is hoped the construction will be completed by the end of this calendar year.

Community Sheds are run as non-profit organisations, Council are working with a group of volunteers to form an incorporated Community Shed Committee to help shape what the shed will look like, its opening times and the services it will offer to the community. This group will work with Council to plan the launch and opening of the Community Shed.

If you would like to get involved or for more information, please contact Tom Beales:

8203 7791