Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (13:22:52): It was great to get down to my local Monash Men’s Shed alongside Monash deputy mayor Cr Brian Little and men’s shed president Greg Male to help open their newly refurbished hall. The Victorian government is a proud supporter of men’s sheds and recognises the important role they play in bringing communities together. Together the Victorian government and Monash City Council funded the refurbishment of the hall, kitchen and amenities. This new space will be more accessible for all members. Men’s sheds are a great place for men to come together to work on common projects, form friendships and give back to their community. More so, they are an important tool in combatting social isolation in men and promoting mental health.