Tool time in Wyndham

Wyndham mayor Jennie Barrera and Werribee MP Tim Pallas (centre) help open the Wyndham Park Tool Library on May 23. (supplied) 409355_01

Home maintenance and DIY is about to be more affordable and sustainable for Wyndham residents, with the new Wyndham Park Tool Library officially opened on Thursday.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas and Wyndham mayor Jennie Barerra were on hand for the opening of the new library where local residents will be able to borrow and donate tools – helping to ease cost of living pressures and reducing the need to purchase more materials and appliances that might only be used once.

The library currently has over 400 items available to borrow, including garden tools, woodworking and carpentry tools, artist tools, construction tools, camping equipment and more. Studies have found that if 250 items were used from the tool library by a community that would save 1 tonne of waste from landfill, and four tonnes of new products that did not have to be manufactured.

The state government provide a grant of $91,900 to help establish the tool library, one of more than 60 projects funded through the $7.3 million Circular Economy Councils Fund.

“This project helps to reduce the resources that are wasted by tools sitting unused in sheds and garages, reducing waste and consumption and contributing to a more sustainable future for all Victorians,” said Environment Minister Steve Dimopoulos.

Werribee MP Tim Pallas said easy access to tools was just one of the benefits the new library would provide.

“Having the right tool for the job just got easier thanks to our new Wyndham Park Tool Library – equipping local residents with essential tools and fostering a sense of community and support.”

The Tool Library is currently open on Wednesdays, with plans to open on Saturdays later this year.

For more information on hours, membership and tools available to borrow visit: