Better streets and spaces

Welcome to the shed

The first community hub dedicated to the reuse and repair of household electronics has opened its doors in Sydney.

  • Sharing skills

    The City of Sydney’s Banga Community Shed in Green Square provides a space for people to meet, learn, and share skills.

    The shed houses a tool library and hosts a weekly repair café, electronic skills workshops and a tagging and testing service.

  • Historic site

    Located in the former pathology building of the historic South Sydney Hospital site, the Banga Community Shed sits in the inner-city neighbourhood’s award-winning Joynton Avenue cultural precinct.

  • Grand opening

    The community shed is run by charity co-operative, The Bower. The Banga Community Shed was officially opened by Lord Mayor Clover Moore and The Bower general manager, Guido Verbist, on Saturday 2 March 2018.

  • Time to tinker

    Inspired by the men’s shed movement, the Banga Community Shed is a new community space for the growing number of inner-city residents who are keen to tinker, create and learn new skills in the workshop.

  • Makerspace

    Banga means ‘make’ or ‘do’ in the Gadigal language, a perfect name for a building that will host workshops for people to learn how to repair and reuse electronic items that may otherwise go to landfill.

  • Back to the shed

    The Bower Group aims to support men and women achieve good health and wellbeing through a range of practical activities – just like those traditionally carried out in backyard sheds.