Members of Bulli Woonona Mens Shed had little hesitation changing their long-held philosophy to help the region's wildlife.
For the past six years since the group's inception, members have stuck true to their 30 per cent philosophy of 30 per cent effort for personal projects, 30 per cent for the Shed and 30 per cent for the community.
But after the bushfires, Shed coordinator John Jones said this 30 per cent philosophy went out the window as members considered the needs of our wildlife were more important.
"Personal and Shed projects were set aside for the construction of the nest boxes. In less than three weeks, our Shed members have produced 40 boxes," he said.
When WIRES put out the initial public call for 1000 possum boxes, shed members were front and centre.
"After we made the first 10 boxes it took awhile to get in contact with WIRES because they were busy doing what they needed to do. So we contacted our two neighbouring councils to see if we could help," he said.
"Wollondilly quickly replied with what they initially needed - boxes for gliders, parrots, microbat, pardelote and Feathertail/Antechinus/Pigmy Possum.
"So we got to work. But we weren't alone in this effort. As usual the community have assisted us greatly."
Mr Jones added WIRES provided valuable guidance re the design and types of materials for the nest boxes.
"We understand that the job is not finished. There's more work to be done," he said.
"Any help from the community is much appreciated."