After many months of work, the formal handover of the Cobaw Men’s Shed to the Kyneton Men’s Shed (KMS) Inc. will occur on Friday 13 March.

Bryan Smith, Cobaw Community Health’s Board Chair, will formally assign the operations to the KMS Committee. The process towards independence has taken many months of collaborative work between both organisations.

“I congratulate the Committee members led by John Mitchell OAM, Chair,” said Margaret McDonald, Cobaw’s CEO.

“This is a significant event and represents the very best of community development processes in the way the KMS Inc., has worked with us to develop a Business Plan and their own processes to lead the operations of the Shed after 13 March.

“To everyone who has continued to support the Shed operations this year, I and the Committee are very grateful. Although John Quinlan is no longer with Cobaw, John had a significant stewardship of the process. Integral has been Stephen Hiley, Community Partnerships Officer, of the Macedon Ranges Shire”.