Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Redcliffe Men’s Shed
Beyond bricks and mortar, it’s part of Paynters DNA to give back to the communities in which we work. Last week, members of our SEQ team did just that, hosting a BBQ event for the Redcliffe Community Men’s Shed (a stone’s throw from the Bric Housing development, currently under construction).
This event brought representatives from the ‘shed community’ together with the Paynters team to discuss the vital piece of community infrastructure coming to Portwood Street, and the ways in which these skilled locals could be part of the project journey. The morning kicked off with some words from Paynters own Managing Director Brett Johnston. The Paynters team were grateful to hear some of the personal stories of the Men’s Shed Members, a group of individuals that prioritize mateship, and provide a safe space for those struggling to navigate the latter part of their lives.
The event provided a platform to table some collaboration initiatives, with Paynters to donate any discarded construction material to the Men’s Shed allowing them to repurpose by utilising their skills on woodworking and metal working projects.
This outreach effort is an excellent example of how construction projects can benefit local communities and build positive relationships with stakeholders. Well done to the Paynters team members who led this community engagement initiative.