Digging in to help men make a difference
April 20, 2012

The Rylstone-Kandos Men’s Shed near Mudgee in the State’s Mid-Western Region has a very constructive relationship with Centennial Coal’s Charbon Colliery. 


One project they’ve worked on together is building nesting boxes for possums and small bats. Centennial Coal puts these boxes out on their mine site wherever trees and vegetation have been removed until the habitat can be restored. 


Centennial Coal was sourcing the boxes from interstate until they discovered that the local Men’s Shed makes them better and importantly only uses local materials. The mine also provides the Men’s Shed with surplus furniture and computer equipment.

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A recent NSW Minerals Council visit at the Rylstone-Kandos Men’s Shed

In the Hunter, Coal & Allied supports the Singleton Men’s Shed and last year, they also made a contribution in support of the Men’s Shed Expo which was held in Maitland. 


Supporting Men’s Sheds is just one way that NSW Miners support our local communities so that we can make lasting contributions to the health and wellbeing of communities across the State. If you want to get involved in the Men’s Shed movement check out the Men's Shed website.


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