Posted by Vince Costantino on Nov 20, 2019

New Bicycle Shed Project at Fairbridge Village Pinjarra

Press Release


The new Rotary Bicycle Shed will be officially opened on Thursday the twenty- first of November, by Mr Andrew Hastie MP, the Federal Member of Canning. The Shed has been built for the storage and maintenance of the Fairbridge Village fleet of bicycles. It replaces a much older building on the site that was only 28m2 in size and no longer fit for purpose.


Fairbridge Western Australia Inc, approached the Rotary Club of Pinjarra for assistance in the construction of this completely new Shed. The fundraising was so successful that the final Shed is 70 sq metres with a 16 sq metre covered area outside the main shed. Water and power are connected to the shed, and includes work areas and storage space.

Recent years have seen increased numbers of disadvantaged Fairbridge Students and visitors regularly become involved in team building and leadership development activities at Fairbridge.  The use of physical exercise equipment, including bicycles, has lead to greater attendance rates at Fairbridge Independent School, as well as better social cohesion outcomes.  

The shed is now ready for use by students, teachers and the Fairbridge youth activities manager.

Project Manager Tom Quirk observed that over $25,000 (including “in kind contributions”) has been raised from donors:

  • Australian Government’s Stronger Communities Program, 

  • Bendigo Bank- Pinjarra Community Bank Branch, 

  • Mandurah-Murray Mayday Inc., 

  • Alcoa  and the Shire of Murray Community Assistance Fund,

  • Pinjarra Junction Shopping Centre

  • Doral Mineral Sands

  • Anderson Sheds, 

  • Metroll Steel Building Products,

  • BGC Concrete

  • Hamish’s Maintenance Services

  • Barry Sanders Electrical Contractor (South Yunderup)

  • The Rotary Club of Harvey 

  • The Rotary Club of Pinjarra 

  • Fairbridge Inc


Club President Vince Costantino said at the opening, “It is wonderful to see what has been achieved by a community working together. We extend our gratitude to all donors for their generosity. This Shed will change young lives for the better. We are very proud of what has been achieved here.”  

Further details

Tom Quirk 0410776364

Notes for Editors

Rotary International is a community centred Service organisation, non-political, non-religious global organisation focused on improving the well-being of local and international communities and bringing about world peace and understanding.

Fairbridge is a charitable organisation focusing on the development of local youth to achieve educational and training outcomes, leading to long term employment opportunities. Cycling is just one activity that builds confidence, resilience and a spirit of adventure for students at Fairbridge College

Fairbridge College is a Curriculum Re-engagement (CARE) School, and offers live working opportunities for students to learn from qualified and industry experienced teachers and trainers, whilst re-engaging with the school curriculum.

Fairbridge’s aim is to foster opportunities for youth in the local area by providing alternative pathways and traineeships through its partnerships with local employers, specifically Alcoa of Australia.