The Aveo Minkara Resort retirement village in Bayview has long housed a large and well-used workshop. Until recently, it was mainly used by a group of wood turners. Wood turning is a messy business and the conditions deterred the general woodworkers. Eventually the workshop became used by only a couple of wood turners and one man carrying out general woodworking. Later, the wood turners were unable to carry on and the workshop became dormant apart from one man. Eventually, new people came to live in the village and it became apparent that some would find the workshop enjoyable. The group spoke to Village Manager, Karen Hart who was keen to support the new group. With the help of Karen and assistant manager, Emma the group cleaned out the workshop. Using new timber supplied by Karen, the group made new benches and one of the old wood turners, Tom English generously donated some useful tools and machines. The electrics in the workshop were in poor condition and did not comply with modern health and safety regulations. New wiring was installed and provided by Aveo at no cost to the Aveo Minkara Resort residents. Six residents are now registered to use the workshop and the overall result is a bright, attractive place to meet and carry out a favourite hobby. This was a good example of cooperation between management and residents bringing about a great new facility in the village.