Posted by Vince Costantino on Nov 22, 2019
The Federal Member for Canning, Andrew Hastie, has formally opened a new Bicycle and Storage Shed at Fairbridge on Thursday 21st November 2019.
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 28 square metres 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.
Rotarian Tom Quirk (left) with Federal Member for Canning, Andrew Hastie MP
Recent years have seen increased numbers of 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, which in turn leads to better social cohesion outcomes.  The shed is now ready for use by students and teachers.

Project Manager Tom Quirk observed that over $25,000 (including “in kind contributions”) has been received 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.”